Semnan University of Medical Sciences

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Mehrvar, A. and Azarkeivan, A. and Faranoush, M. and Mehrvar, N. and Saberinedjad, J. and Ghorbani, R. and Vossough, P. (2008) ENDOCRINOPATHIES IN PATIENTS WITH TRANSFUSION-DEPENDENT ß-THALASSEMIA. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 25 (3). pp. 187-194. ISSN 0888-0018

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    Thalassemia is common in Iran. Appropriate therapy for this disease includes a regular blood transfusion and chelation therapy. However, in this approach patients will inevitably experience side effects, particularly iron overloads in critical organs, including heart, ductless glands, and liver. This study attempted to determine prevalence of adenoidal abnormality between Iranian thalassemia patients for prediagnosis and to offer necessary medical measures. This is a descriptive nonrandomized study and included all the patients suffering from thalassemia major referring to medical centers linked with the Iranian blood transfusion organization from January 2004 to January 2005. All patients were sampled for CBC, FBS, 2-h BS, HbAlC, liver function, renal function, and endocrine disease. Initially, reports of adenoidal experiments as well as other associated parameters were provided from medical records. A total of 437 patients enrolled in the study: 5.4% suffered from diabetes, 1% had hypothyroid, and 1 person showed hypoparathyroidism. The mean levels of ferritin in diabetic and nondiabetic groups and hypothyroid and nonhypothyroid groups were not significantly different. The mean levels of ferritin among various age groups also were not significantly different. Results of a comparison between present research and similar studies conducted throughout Iran and those performed abroad on adenoidal abnormalities in thalassemia patients show that subject patients of this study statistically suffered from fewer difficulties than diabetes patients in other studies.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2017 08:26
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2017 08:26

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