Soteroula Christou

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A large number of patients with thalassemia major have been born and treated exclusively in Cyprus. They have been managed according to standard international practice, but few have been transplanted. In 1999, a combination chelation regime with desferrioxamine and deferiprone was introduced. We analyzed survival trends in Cypriots(More)
AIM In humans, fetal hemoglobin (HbF) production is controlled by many intricate mechanisms that, to date, remain only partly understood. PATIENTS & METHODS Pharmacogenomic analysis of the effects of hydroxyurea (HU) on HbF production was undertaken in a collection of Hellenic β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD) compound heterozygotes and a(More)
Hemoglobin (Hb) disorders are common, potentially lethal monogenic diseases, posing a global health challenge. With worldwide migration and intermixing of carriers, demanding flexible health planning and patient care, hemoglobinopathies may serve as a paradigm for the use of electronic infrastructure tools in the collection of data, the dissemination of(More)
Haemoglobinopathies are the most common monogenic diseases, posing a major public health challenge worldwide. Cyprus has one the highest prevalences of thalassaemia in the world and has been the first country to introduce a successful population-wide prevention programme, based on premarital screening. In this study, we report the most significant and(More)
Measurements of iron complexes and iron stores in the body are crucial for evaluation and management of chelation therapy targeted against iron accumulation or overload in blood and organs. In this work, blood and tissue samples from one normal and one thalassaemic laboratory mouse were studied using 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy at 78 K for the first time.(More)
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