Iron Overload in Transfusion-Dependent Indonesian Thalassemic Patients
Anemia. 2021 Apr 15;2021:5581831. doi: 10.1155/2021/5581831. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThalassemia is a genetic disease caused by disruption of globin chain synthesis leading to severe anemia and thus regular blood transfusion is necessary. However, there have been known transfusions-related consequences, including iron overload and multi-organ damage. The aims of this study were to evaluate liver and cardiac function in youth and adult transfusion-dependent Indonesian thalassemic patients and to assess its correlation with serum ferritin levels, as well as T2 ∗ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Transfusion-dependent...
Source: Anemia - May 6, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Pandji Irani Fianza Anita Rahmawati Sri Hudaya Widihastha Shofura Afifah Mohammad Ghozali Andre Indrajaya Dilli Marayuzan Akbar Pratama Dimmy Prasetya Teddy Arnold Sihite Mas Rizky A A Syamsunarno Djatnika Setiabudi Suthat Fucharoen Ramdan Panigoro Source Type: research

Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Are Common Epidemiological Conditions in Saudi Arabia: Report of the National Epidemiological Survey
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of IDA and iron deficiency (ID) among apparently healthy young university students from four regions in Saudi Arabia. Students were asked to complete a simple survey questionnaire; blood samples were then collected and analyzed after obtaining informed consent. A total of 981 students completed the survey, with 11% of the participants reporting symptoms of anemia; 34% of participants were diagnosed with IDA and 6% reported a diagnosis of hemoglobinopathy. Blood analysis confirmed the prevalence of ID and IDA in 28.6% and 10.7% of the participants, respectively; those with ID and...
Source: Anemia - May 3, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Tarek Owaidah Nouf Al-Numair Ayman Al-Suliman Mohammed Zolaly Rana Hasanato Faisal Al Zahrani Mohameed Albalawi Layla Bashawri Khawar Siddiqui Faisal Alalaf Abdulkareem Almomen Muhammad Raihan Sajid Source Type: research

Microcytic and Malarial Anaemia Prevalence in Urban Children ≤15 Years in the Mount Cameroon Area: A Cross-Sectional Study on Risk Factors
CONCLUSION: Microcytic anaemia is getting to be a severe public health concern while malarial anaemia is a mild public health issue in children residing in urban areas of Mount Cameroon. Parents' occupation was directly linked to all anaemia forms; hence, any intervention to curb anaemia should consider aspects that will raise the socioeconomic status of the population.PMID:33927900 | PMC:PMC8049821 | DOI:10.1155/2021/5712309 (Source: Anemia)
Source: Anemia - April 30, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Sharon Odmia Sama Seraphine Njuontsop Chiamo Germain Sotoing Taiwe Gwendolyne Elobe Njume Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele Source Type: research

Anemia and Contributing Factors in Severely Malnourished Infants and Children Aged between 0 and 59 Months Admitted to the Treatment Centers of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A Multicenter Chart Review Study
CONCLUSIONS: This data confirms that anemia among severely malnourished infants and children is a public health problem in the Amhara region. Infants younger than six months were at a higher risk of anemia. Being a rural resident and contracting HIV infection have elevated the occurrence of anemia, whereas being exclusively breastfed decreased the risk. Therefore, the study gives an insight to policymakers and planners to strengthen the existing exclusive breastfeeding practice. Strategies being practiced to prevent HIV transmission and early detection, as well as treatment, should also be strengthened. Furthermore, mother...
Source: Anemia - April 15, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Wubet Worku Takele Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki Haileab Fekadu Wolde Hanna Demelash Desyibelew Behailu Tariku Derseh Abel Fekadu Dadi Eskedar Getie Mekonnen Temesgen Yihunie Akalu Source Type: research

Anaemia in the Hospitalized Elderly in Tanzania: Prevalence, Severity, and Micronutrient Deficiency Status
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of anaemia in the hospitalized elderly population is high warranting public health attention and mostly present in moderate and severe forms. Micro-nutrient deficiency anaemia is common in this age group and is mostly due to combined micronutrient deficiency.PMID:33728063 | PMC:PMC7935608 | DOI:10.1155/2021/9523836 (Source: Anemia)
Source: Anemia - March 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Clara Chamba Ahlam Nasser William F Mawalla Upendo Masamu Neema Budodi Lubuva Erius Tebuka Pius Magesa Source Type: research

Establishment of Hematological Reference Values among Healthy Adults in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon
Anemia. 2021 Feb 24;2021:6690926. doi: 10.1155/2021/6690926. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe use of the reference range of values of a laboratory test is highly significant in diagnostic accuracy. However, race and ethnic variations may affect the safe use of reference ranges from a different setting/population. Because the establishment of reference ranges for the Cameroonian population will possibly improve the quality of health care, this study was designed to establish hematological reference ranges among healthy adults in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon. This was a cross-sectional study carried out within the peri...
Source: Anemia - March 12, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Nfor Omarine Nlinwe Yunika Larissa Kumenyuy Che Precious Funwi Source Type: research

Prevalence of Anaemia and Its Associated Factors among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital
CONCLUSIONS: The finding of the current study revealed low prevalence of anaemia among T2DM patients. Sex, type of treatment, diabetes-related microvascular complications, and hypertension were factors associated with anaemia. Assessment of haemoglobin levels among T2DM patients may help to prevent ensuing microvascular complications. Incorporate anaemia screening into the routine assessment of diabetic complication particularly for those who are hypertensive and took combined treatment to allow early appreciation and treatment of anaemia and later improve the overall care of patients with diabetes.PMID:33628496 | PMC:PMC7...
Source: Anemia - February 25, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Sewnet Adem Kebede Biruk Shalmeno Tusa Adisu Birhanu Weldesenbet Source Type: research