Aml Sabt

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BACKGROUND Thalassemia major patients with repeated blood transfusion have high prevalence of endocrinopathies due to iron overload. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined the adrenocortical function in 23 thalassemic patients (10 children and 13 young adults) aged 8-26 years. Serum cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) concentrations were(More)
INTRODUCTION Different growth and neuro-developmental outcomes have been associated with different doses of thyroxine given to infants with congenital hypothyroidism (CH). MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied the longitudinal growth pattern and assessed the neurodevelopment of 45 children with CH(25 girls, 20 boys) diagnosed through the national screening(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hypothyroidism is one of the most frequent complications observed in-patients suffering from thalassemia. We investigated and reviewed the thyroid function in all thalassemic patients attending the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic of Hamad Medical Center, Doha, Qatar during the last 10 years of follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 48(More)
INTRODUCTION There is still controversy for priming with sex steroid before growth hormone (GH) testing. OBJECTIVE We studied GH response to stimulation in 92 children >9 years with idiopathic short stature (height standard deviation score [HtSDS]-2). They were divided randomly into two groups. Children in Group 1 (n = 50) were primed with premarin in(More)
UNLABELLED By performing regular blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy, most patients with beta thalassemia major (BTM) now survive beyond the third decade of life. Liver disease is becoming an important cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Chronic hepatitis and/or severe iron overload are both important causes of liver pathology. Iron(More)
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