JONATHAN A. LORCH, M.D.; SERAFINO GARELLA, M.D.
To the editor: We were delighted that Dr. Better and 14 colleagues (1) took the trouble to comment in their letter in the December issue on our article concerning hemoperfusion (2).
Unfortunately, science is not very democratic, and increasing numbers of advocates provide no additional validity to any premise. A recent update of our observations (3) brings the total number of patients in our series to 600 and covers 5 consecutive years' experience in a large institution. The observations fail to show that hemoperfusion has any place at present in the treatment of poisoned victims. Our series includes patients with
LORCH JA, GARELLA S. Hemoperfusion for Intoxication. Ann Intern Med. ;92:573–574. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-573_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):573-574.
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