Ulrike Kriemler-Krahn

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OBJECTIVE Many patients with transfusional iron overload are at risk for progressive organ dysfunction and early death and poor compliance with older chelation therapies is believed to be a major contributing factor. Phase II/III studies have shown that oral deferasirox 20-30 mg/kg/d reduces iron burden, depending on transfusional iron intake. METHODS The(More)
Following 1-yr deferasirox therapy in the ESCALATOR study, 57% of previously chelated patients with β-thalassaemia achieved treatment success (maintenance of or reduction in liver iron concentration (LIC) vs. baseline LIC). Seventy-eight per cent had dose increases at median of 26 wk, suggesting that 1-yr results may not have reflected full deferasirox(More)
PURPOSE Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based techniques for assessing liver iron concentration (LIC) have been limited by single scanner calibration against biopsy. Here, the calibration of spin-density projection-assisted (SDPA) R2-MRI (FerriScan®) in iron-overloaded β-thalassemia patients treated with the iron chelator, deferasirox, for 12 months is(More)
This subgroup analysis evaluated the effect of once-daily oral deferasirox on labile plasma iron (LPI) levels in patients from the prospective, 1-yr, multicentre ESCALATOR study. Mean baseline liver iron concentration and median serum ferritin levels were 28.6 +/- 10.3 mg Fe/g dry weight and 6334 ng/mL respectively, indicating high iron burden despite prior(More)
This analysis evaluated the effects of deferasirox on liver iron concentration in moderate and heavily iron-overloaded patients with β-thalassaemia from the ESCALATOR trial (n = 231). Mean liver iron concentrations (LIC) decreased significantly from 21.1 ± 8.2 to 14.2 ± 12.1 mg Fe/g dry weight (dw) at 2 yr (P < 0.001) in patients with LIC ≥ 7 mg Fe/g dw at(More)
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