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Desferrioxamine mesylate for managing transfusional iron overload in people with transfusion‐dependent thalassaemia

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Title
Desferrioxamine mesylate for managing transfusional iron overload in people with transfusion‐dependent thalassaemia
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004450.pub3
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Sheila A Fisher, Susan J Brunskill, Carolyn Doree, Sarah Gooding, Onima Chowdhury, David J Roberts

Abstract

Thalassaemia major is a genetic disease characterised by a reduced ability to produce haemoglobin. Management of the resulting anaemia is through red blood cell transfusions.Repeated transfusions result in an excessive accumulation of iron in the body (iron overload), removal of which is achieved through iron chelation therapy. Desferrioxamine mesylate (desferrioxamine) is one of the most widely used iron chelators. Substantial data have shown the beneficial effects of desferrioxamine, although adherence to desferrioxamine therapy is a challenge. Alternative oral iron chelators, deferiprone and deferasirox, are now commonly used. Important questions exist about whether desferrioxamine, as monotherapy or in combination with an oral iron chelator, is the best treatment for iron chelation therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 298 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 18%
Researcher 38 13%
Student > Bachelor 35 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 6%
Other 61 20%
Unknown 67 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 103 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 10%
Psychology 18 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 3%
Other 45 15%
Unknown 85 28%
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#17,117,227
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#11,465
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#129,621
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#194
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