Early bone marrow surgery is best for children with thalassemia: doctors

After a fourteen-month-old child with thalassemia underwent a bone-marrow transplant at an Andheri hospital, doctors said children should opt for a transplant as early as possible to avoid complications caused by repeated blood transfusions. A doctor at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, which has a one-bed paediatric bone-marrow transplant centre said that last year…

Carotid intima-media thickness and oxidative stress markers for assessment of atherosclerosis in children with b thalassemia major

abstract The present study evaluates carotid intimamedia thickness (CIMT) in children with b thalassemia major to assess atherosclerosis and its relation to the underlying proposed causative mechanisms via lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA), oxidized lowdensity lipoproteins (LDL), total antioxidant level, and lipid profile. A cross sectional study was conducted on 62 children (31 cases and…