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How can we explain the inability of oral chelation therapy to lower BLLs in the child?
Carter, who recently died and whose contributions to the acceptance of chelation therapy are immeasurable.
Beginning November 5, 2009, ACAM's Certified Chelation Therapy (CCT) designation will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the exam, to be administered in Las Vegas.
Nevertheless, they provide evidence of a beneficial effect of chelation therapy plus high-potency vitamins and minerals among certain subgroups of patients with cardiovascular disease.
In the present study we used a rodent model of childhood lead exposure to systematically investigate a) the efficacy of single versus repeated succimer treatment regimens for reducing blood and brain levels, b) the extent to which blood lead can serve as a proxy for brain lead during and after chelation, and c) whether rebounds in blood and brain lead levels occur after chelation therapy, in the absence of environmental reexposure.
There are many ethical constraints on the use of chelation therapy in heavy metal toxicity, among the general recognition that it should never be used to suppress heavy metal levels in workers who continue to be exposed.
The boy's family moved to Pittsburgh earlier this year so he could undertake chelation therapy to treat a neurological and developmental disorder.
Chelation therapy involves the intravenous administration of a substance used to bind molecules, such as lead, aluminum, or mercury, and remove them from the body.
Chelation therapy has long had a loyal following of adherents who believe their lives were improved by receiving this treatment.
Chelation therapy utilizes a substance, sometimes EDTA, a synthetic amino acid developed in the 1940s to reduce heavy metal toxicity.
For those conditions listed in the textbook, Relinan concluded that the recommended treatments are "not likely to be effective" because they tend to eschew pharmaceuticals in favor of unproven "natural" remedies such as herbs, dietary supplements, and even the radical and "totally irrational" chelation therapy.
I have published systematic reviews on chelation therapy," he says, "in which the last sentence was this: `this therapy should now be considered obsolete.