Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: The aim of this research is to investigate the clinical efficacy of hemoperfusion in the treatment of severe acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning (AOPP). Materials and methods: Patients meeting the inclusion criteria were divided into Groups 1 and 2 according to whether hemoperfusion was applied or not. Group 2 was observed as the control group. Conventional therapy for AOPP was given to Groups 1 and 2. Besides conventional treatment, patients in Group 1 were also treated with hemoperfusion therapy. Cholinesterase activity and blood glucose concentration were tested before hemoperfusion and for the first 3 days afterwards. The recovery time of 50% cholinesterase was recorded. At the same time, the incidence and mortality of intermediate syndrome was observed and compared. Results: The incidence and mortality of intermediate syndrome in Group 1 was obviously decreased, and the recovery time of cholinesterase activity was significantly shortened compared with Group 2. Conclusion: Hemoperfusion, used for treating severe AOPP, contributes to the improvement of cholinesterase activity, low incidence and mortality of intermediate syndrome, and increase in curative rate.


Hemoperfusion, severe acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning, cholinesterase activity

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