Example sentences for: deferiprone

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  • In the first study, 144 patients with thalassemia major and relatively low serum ferritin concentrations (1,500 - 3,000 ng/mL) were randomized to either deferiprone (n = 71) or desferrioxamine (n = 73) and followed for one year [ 28 ] . Although, the primary efficacy measure was the reduction of serum ferritin, HIC was assessed in a small subgroup of patients willing to undergo repeat liver biopsy: 21 in the deferiprone and 15 in the desferrioxamine group.

  • Finally, as several of the patients included in the deferiprone studies had previously failed desferrioxamine treatment, due to non-compliance or other reasons, it could be postulated that they are more likely to do badly on deferiprone as well.

  • A case-control study in 15 patients treated with deferiprone (cases) and 30 patients treated with desferrioxamine (controls) matched for age and serum ferritin levels, demonstrated that deferiprone appears to be more effective than desferrioxamine in removal of myocardial iron despite significantly higher HIC in the deferiprone group [ 5 ] . Although a larger prospective trial is needed to confirm the results, these findings would suggest that a combination of both drugs may be most beneficial in order to reduce both hepatic and myocardial concentrations of iron.

  • We undertook a quantitative review of the literature to estimate the effectiveness of desferrioxamine and deferiprone in decreasing hepatic iron concentrations (HIC) in thalassemia major.

  • The analysis presented here casts doubt, however, even on this premise that deferiprone offers a useful alternative to desferrioxamine in patients who have difficulties with the administration of a parenteral drug.


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