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- n. A procedure in which drugs or toxins are removed from a patient's blood by passing it through a column of charcoal or other adsorbent material
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Sicker patients may need a procedure called hemoperfusion, which filters the blood through charcoal to try to remove Paraquat from the lungs
Once absorbed, colchicine cannot be removed from the body by hemodialysis or charcoal hemoperfusion, and aggressive care including endotracheal intubation, timely fluid management guided by pulmonary artery pressure monitoring and pressor support is frequently required for the patient to survive.
Other measures to enhance elimination, such as hemodialysis and hemoperfusion are not indicated, as they do not alter the course of coma, and in fact, may lead to complications. 3
Toraymyxin is a therapeutic hemoperfusion device that removes endotoxin from the bloodstream.
The patients were randomly selected to receive either conventional therapy or conventional therapy plus two sessions of polymyxin B hemoperfusion.
Polymyxin B is an antibiotic, and hemoperfusion is blood filtering to remove toxins.