Example sentences for: desferrioxamine

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  • Several systematic, qualitative reviews [ 2 8 23 24 ] highlight the clinical benefits of desferrioxamine treatment and, with respect to iron loading, acknowledge its ability to maintain harmless hepatic iron levels in properly chelated patients.

  • It has been said that a meta-analysis is only useful until the next good trial comes along [ 29 ] . In the case of iron chelation therapy for patients with thalassemia major, the addition of any good prospective randomized control trial documenting the impact of treatment on body iron (hepatic and/or myocardial) would contribute measurably to the evaluation of the long-term implications of treatment with deferiprone, compared to desferrioxamine.

  • The National Library of Medicine's computerized bibliographic database (Medline 1966 to December 1999) was searched using a combination of the following keywords: thalassemia, serum ferritin, urinary iron excretion, hepatic iron, liver, chelation therapy, iron chelation, iron chelating agents, desferal, desferrioxamine, deferoxamine, L1 oral chelate, deferiprone and 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxypyrid-4-one.

  • To many, deferiprone may not appear as a first-line chelator but rather as an alternative to desferrioxamine should the latter not be usable.

  • All studies of desferrioxamine and deferiprone usage in thalassemia major patients - whether randomized, blinded, comparative, case series, or cross-over - irrespective of language were considered eligible for inclusion in the analysis.


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