Treatment of acute carbon-monoxide poisoning with therapeutic erythrocytapheresis: Clinical effects and results in 17 victims

Celikdemir A., GÖKEL Y. , GÜVENÇ B. , Tekinturan F.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, cilt.43, sa.3, ss.327-329, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.transci.2010.10.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.327-329


Seventeen cases of acute carbon-monoxide poisoning were treated with therapeutic red cell-exchange. Glasgow Coma Scale score was used to evaluate the level of consciousness. The mean carboxyhemoglobin level decreased from 0.286 +/- 0.1805 (28.6 +/- 18.05%) to 0.0613 +/- 0.0418 (6.13 +/- 4.18%) and Glasgow Coma Scale score increased from 10 +/- 3 to 13.76 +/- 1.89. While 11 patients scored 15 at the end of the treatment, four scored 15 in an hour after the treatment. None of the patients died. Two victims (11.7%) experienced ischemic encephalopathy. Therapeutic red cell-exchange therapy can be an effective treatment in reducing mortality and morbidity in carbon-monoxide poisoning. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.