Melanie Kirby

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Children diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD) have an increased risk of stroke, often associated with white matter damage and neurocognitive morbidity. Growing evidence suggests that subtle changes in white matter integrity, which do not pass the threshold to be visible on a clinical magnetic resonance image and classified as stroke, may contribute to(More)
Adults with beta thalassemia major frequently have low BMD, fractures, and bone pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of low BMD, fractures, and bone pain in all thalassemia syndromes in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, associations of BMD with fractures and bone pain, and etiology of bone disease in thalassemia. Patients of(More)
Low levels of testosterone are manifested by erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, and loss of morning erections with increasing numbers of men are being diagnosed and require treatment. The prevalence rates of testosterone deficiency vary according to different studies but may be as high as 40% in populations of patients with type 2 diabetes. There(More)
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