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Psychological therapies for thalassaemia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2014
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Psychological therapies for thalassaemia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd002890.pub2
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Kofi A Anie, Pia Massaglia


Thalassaemia is a group of genetic blood disorders characterised by the absence or reduction in the production of haemoglobin. Severity is variable from less severe anaemia, through thalassaemia intermedia, to profound severe anaemia (thalassaemia major). In thalassaemia major other complications include growth retardation, bone deformation, and enlarged spleen. Blood transfusion is required to treat severe forms of thalassaemia, but this results in excessive accumulation of iron in the body (iron overload), removed mostly by a drug called desferrioxamine through 'chelation therapy'. Non-routine treatments are bone marrow transplantation (which is age restricted), and possibly hydroxyurea, designed to raise foetal haemoglobin level, thus reducing anaemia. In addition, psychological therapies seem appropriate to improving outcome and adherence to medical treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 162 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 19%
Researcher 18 11%
Student > Bachelor 17 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Student > Postgraduate 9 5%
Other 38 23%
Unknown 40 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 21%
Psychology 24 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 4%
Unspecified 7 4%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 43 26%

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