Cooley's Anemia by Elliott P. Vichinsky
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Cooley's Anemia
By Elliott P. Vichinsky

Cooley's Anemia

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Cooley's Anemia by Elliott P. Vichinsky

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Cooley's anemia, or thalassemia major, is a blood disorder characterized by a marked increase in F hemoglobin and a decrease in the production of certain oxygen-carrying proteins in red blood cells. Thalassemia major is the most severe form of the chronic familial anemias that result from the premature destruction of red blood cells and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. In the years since the Seventh Cooley's Anemia Symposium, held in 1997, major advances have taken place in the understanding and treatment of the disease. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the switch from fetal hemoglobin to adult hemoglobin production have been further clarified, while new drugs to enhance the production of fetal hemoglobin and relieve the anemia of thalassemia have been introduced and studied. Understanding of the relationship between molecular genotype and clinical phenotype has been advanced, and the techniques for molecular diagnosis, including prenatal diagnosis, have been vastly improved. Most importantly, there have been dramatic improvements in the treatment and prevention of complications of thalassemia. As a result, patients are now living longer, albeit with more disability. Problems such as osteoporosis, heart failure, growth hormone deficiency, pulmonary hypertension, and infertility can now be detected early and treated. This volume not only focuses on the advances over the last six or seven years, but also illuminates many unsolved but critically important issues in the understanding and treatment of thalassemia, thus offering the scientific, clinical, care-giving, and patient communities the most up-to-date exchange on the current and future perspectives of the disease. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit for more information about becoming a member.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573315814
ISBN-10: 1573315818
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: New York Academy of Sciences
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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* Explores recent scientific and clinical advances in the treatment of thalassemia * Examines research working to build an understanding of adult complications associated with living with thalassemia * Looks at research making progress toward finding a cure through bone marrow and cord blood transplants, or gene therapy.

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