[Ultraviolet irradiation of the blood in the intensive treatment of acute exogenous poisoning].
Anesteziol Reanimatol. 1989 Jul-Aug(4):31-5. PMID: 2817495
E A Luzhnikov
The application of ultraviolet blood irradiation with a MD73M"Izolda"apparatus (the optimal dose of UV irradiation was 100-150 J, the volume of irradiated blood, 180-6000 ml) to 221 patients with various intoxications demonstrated that the method considerably increased the efficiency of therapy both at the toxicogenic (in blood poison circulation) and somatogenic (following the body's detoxification) stages by showing less intoxication and diminished severity and probability of complication development. Stimulation of a cellular link of immunity is major in the mechanism of a therapeutic effect displayed by UV irradiation.