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XmnI Gg-Polymorphism in Six Unrelated Pakistani Families With Inv/Del Gg(Agdb) db-Thalassemia

Authors: Suhaib Ahmed1* and Masood Anwar2 1 Department of Pathology, PNS Shifa, Karachi, Pakistan 2 Department of Haematology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan [gview file=””] The XmnI Gg-polymorphism (C–T polymorphism at position -158 to the Gg-globin gene) was studied in 13 individuals from six unrelated Pakistani families with

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Improved survival of thalassaemia major in the UK and relation to T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Authors: Bernadette Modell*1, Maren Khan1, Matthew Darlison1, Mark A Westwood2,David Ingram1 and Dudley J Pennell2 [gview file=””] Abstract Background: The UK Thalassaemia Register records births, deaths and selected clinical data of patients with thalassaemia who are resident in the UK. A study of survival and causes of death was undertaken

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To What Extent do Faith and Religious Identity Decision-Making and Ante-Natal Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Authors: Karl Atkin, Shenaz Ahmed, Jenny Hewison and Josephine M. Green [gview file=””] Abstract: When making decisions about prenatal diagnosis, couples not only draw on their understanding of the condition but also broader aspects of their cultural identity. This article looks at how faith and religion mediate attitudes towards screening,

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The influence of faith and religion and the role of religious and community leaders in prenatal decisions for sickle cell disorders and thalassaemia major

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed1*, Karl Atkin2, Jenny Hewison1 and Josephine Green3 Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK 3Mother & Infant Research Unit, University of York, York, UK [gview file=””] Objectives Religion is believed to have a significant impact

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Authors: Mehran Karimi, Sheyda Johari, and Nader Cohan 1Hematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2Fasa School of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran [gview file=””] The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of acceptability of prenatal diagnosis and voluntary termination of pregnancy in case of

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Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies among Parents of Beta- Thalassemia Major Patients

Author: Shazia Ali, Fazaila Sabih+, Sarwat Jehan, Masood Anwar and Sabira Javed Department of Physiology Islamic International Medical CollegePeshawar Road Rawalpindi, Pakistan [gview file=””] Abstract. β-Thalassemia major is a disorder characterized by defective production of hemoglobin and excessive destruction of red blood cells. The usual treatment consists of periodic blood

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