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Place for elective cholecystectomy for patients with severe thalassaemia: a retrospective case control study

ObjectiveAt present, cholecystectomy is carried out for thalassaemia patients with gall stone disease only if they develop symptoms of cholecystitis, except in the rare instance where an un-inflammed gall bladder is removed simultaneously with splenectomy. We carried out this retrospective analysis of case records to examine if patients with thalassaemia have a higher rate of...

Body iron status of children and adolescents with transfusion dependent β-thalassaemia: trends of serum ferritin and associations of optimal body iron control

ObjectiveThis cross sectional study aims to describe the body iron status, trends of serum ferritin and associations of optimal body iron control in patients aged below 16 years with transfusion dependent β-thalassaemia attending Paediatric and Adolescent Thalassaemia Centres of the Colombo North Teaching Hospital of Sri Lanka.ResultsOut of 54 children, 51% were males and a...

Iron status and anaemia in Sri Lankan secondary school children: A cross-sectional survey

Conceptualization: Wei Shao, Nancy Olivieri, David J. Weatherall, Anuja Premawardhena. Data curation: Angela Allen, Rexan Rodrigo, Lakshman Perera, Anuja Premawardhena. Formal analysis: Angela Allen, Stephen Allen ... , Wei Shao, Chao Li, Duolao Wang. Funding acquisition: David J. Weatherall. Investigation: Angela Allen, Stephen Allen, Rexan Rodrigo, Lakshman Perera, Anuja Premawardhena. Methodology: Angela Allen