Volume 13, Number 2 (Vol.13, No.2, Summer 2017)                   irje 2017, 13(2): 145-152 | Back to browse issues page


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Madmoli Y, Akhaghi Dezfuli S, Beiranvand R, Saberi Pour B, Azami M, Madmoli M. An Epidemiological and Clinical Survey of Patients with β-Thalassemia in Dezful in 2015. irje. 2017; 13 (2) :145-152
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5760-en.html

1- Student of Nursing, Student Research Committee of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
2- Student of Laboratory Sciences, Student Research Committee of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
3- MSc of Epidemiology, Faculty Member of Shoushtar Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shoushtar, Iran , beiranvandreza@ymail.com
4- Student of Nursing, Student Research Committee of Shoushtar faculty of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
5- Student Research Committee of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
6- Student of Emergency Medical Services, Student Research Committee of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
Abstract:   (686 Views)
Background and Objectives: Regular blood transfusions in patients with hereditary hemolytic anemia, especially thalassemia, increase the survival of most patients but also may result in infection with viruses like hepatitis. In order to identify these diseases and other complications in people with thalassemia, this study aimed to investigate epidemiological and clinical findings in patients with thalassemia in Dezful in 2015.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, data were collected from medical records in Dezful thalassemia Clinic by the census method. The collected data included gender, age, location, ethnicity, blood type, transfused blood type, time between blood transfusions, medications, vaccinations, underlying diseases, and operations and their time.
Results: The records of 174 thalassemia patients with a mean age of 23.60 years were evaluated. Of these, 23 patients (13.2%) had thalassemia intermediate and 151 (86.8%) had thalassemia major. The last mean serum ferritin was 2760.60. Independent T test showed a significant relationship between the type of thalassemia and age at diagnosis (P=0.000). There was a significant positive correlation between age and blood transfusion intervals so that the intervals increased with age (P=0.004) (r=0.21).
Conclusion: The high mean age in the center compared to other studies as well as the low frequency of side effects indicate the effectiveness of new treatments and increased survival of these patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/08/30 | Accepted: 2017/08/30 | Published: 2017/08/30

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