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Amina Adil, Zain A Sobani, Abdul Jabbar, Salman N Adil, Safia Awan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the major endocrine complications present in patients of Thalassemia major presenting to a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: Records of all thallasemia major patients at a Haematology Department in a tertiary care hospital of Karachi were retrospectively reviewed from May to August 2009 with specific focus on endocrine data and investigations. The patients' data was recorded in a questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS v.17, frequencies and percentages along with corresponding 95% confidence interval were computed...
March 2012: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
A Ghanizadeh, Y Mansoori, H Ashkani, M H Fallahzadeh, A Derakhshan, N Shokrpour, S Akhondzadeh
This cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents after renal transplantation. A total of 71 patients who had undergone renal transplantation were interviewed in person using the Farsi (Persian) version of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders diagnostic criteria. Major depressive disorder, depressive symptoms, and suicidal behaviors were assessed...
June 2009: Transplantation Proceedings
N S Ivascu, S Sarnaik, J McCrae, W Whitten-Shurney, R Thomas, S Bond
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of pica and its characteristics among children with sickle cell disease. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: An urban, ambulatory care, interdisciplinary center. PATIENTS: The medical records of all 480 patients who visited the center from March 1, 1998, to June 30, 1999, were reviewed. Patients were excluded for history of stroke, long-term transfusions, pregnancy, acute illness, or age younger than 3 years...
November 2001: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
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