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  1. Content type: Research article

    Severe anaemia contributes significantly to mortality, especially in children under 5 years of age. Timely blood transfusion is known to improve outcomes. We investigated the magnitude of anaemia and emergency...

    Authors: Catherine R. Shari, Hendry R. Sawe, Brittany L. Murray, Victor G. Mwafongo, Juma A. Mfinanga and Michael S. Runyon

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that patients with SCD do have an abnormal coagulation profile. Coagulopathy is thought to be one of the key factors that contribute to the vaso-occlusive crisis that characterises sickle ...

    Authors: Shiekh Awoda, Ahmed A. Daak, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Kebreab Ghebremeskel and Mustafa I. Elbashir

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:18

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Anemia during pregnancy is one of the most common indirect obstetric cause of maternal mortality in developing countries. It is responsible for poor maternal and fetal outcomes. A limited number of studies wer...

    Authors: Getachew Mullu Kassa, Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe and Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:17

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previously published data have demonstrated that sickle red blood cells produce twice as much reactive oxygen species (ROS) suggesting that co-inheritance of sickle cell disease (SCD) and glucose 6-phosphate d...

    Authors: Patrick Adu, Essel K. M. Bashirudeen, Florence Haruna, Edward Morkporkpor Adela and Richard K. D. Ephraim

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:16

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we evaluate the association of different clinical profiles, laboratory and genetic biomarkers in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and hemoglobin SC disease (HbSC) in attempt to characteriz...

    Authors: Milena Magalhães Aleluia, Teresa Cristina Cardoso Fonseca, Regiana Quinto Souza, Fábia Idalina Neves, Caroline Conceição da Guarda, Rayra Pereira Santiago, Bruna Laís Almeida Cunha, Camylla Villas Boas Figueiredo, Sânzio Silva Santana, Silvana Sousa da Paz, Júnia Raquel Dutra Ferreira, Bruno Antônio Veloso Cerqueira and Marilda de Souza Gonçalves

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although a state of anemia is perceived to be associated with spaceflight, to date a peripheral blood hematologic assessment of red blood cell (RBC) indices has not been performed during long-duration space mi...

    Authors: Hawley Kunz, Heather Quiriarte, Richard J. Simpson, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Kathleen McMonigal, Clarence Sams and Brian Crucian

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There are a paucity of data on epistaxis as it pertains to sickle cell anaemia. Some case studies suggest epistaxis to be a significant complication in patients with sickle cell anaemia in sub-Saharan Africa; ...

    Authors: Amina Nardo-Marino, Thomas N. Williams and Peter Olupot-Olupot

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:14

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is a significant wide spread public health threat especially among the adolescent girls who are more vulnerable towards low level of hemoglobin particularly of low and middle income countries (LMICs). W...

    Authors: Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Fouzia Khanam, Fahmida Akter, Safayet Khan, Fakir Md Yunus, Md Belal Hossain, Kaosar Afsana, Md Raisul Haque and Mahfuzar Rahman

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) has been used to screen and manage iron deficiency in individual children, but it has also been recommended to assess population iron status. The diagnostic utility of ZPP used in com...

    Authors: Emily M. Teshome, Andrew M. Prentice, Ayşe Y. Demir, Pauline E.A. Andang’o and Hans Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:11

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite the public health significance of anaemia in African children, its broader and often preventable risk factors remain largely under described. This study investigated, for the first time, the prevalence...

    Authors: Ismail Dragon Legason, Alex Atiku, Ronald Ssenyonga, Peter Olupot-Olupot and John Banson Barugahare

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Circumcision in hemophiliacs is a delicate surgery because of bleeding risks that could be avoided by adequate substitution of coagulation factor. This practice is very challenging in countries where anti hemo...

    Authors: Moussa Seck, Aloïse Sagna, Mame Sokhna Guéye, Blaise Félix Faye, Diariétou Sy, Sokhna Aissatou Touré, Abibatou Sall, Awa Oumar Touré and Saliou Diop

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:8

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Africa is the most affected continent with 200,000 new born affected by sickle cell anemia annually with of 5% of under five deaths. Nigeria has the largest sickle cell gene pool in the world with about 2% of ...

    Authors: Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran, Ahmed Babatunde Jimoh, Omotola Ojo and Temitope Kuponiyi

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:6

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is associated with chronic multisystem complications that significantly influence the quality of life (QOL) of patients early in their life. Although sub-Saharan Africa bears 75% of t...

    Authors: Anne M. Andong, Eveline D. T. Ngouadjeu, Cavin E. Bekolo, Vincent S. Verla, Daniel Nebongo, Yannick Mboue-Djieka and Simeon-Pierre Choukem

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:7

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Familial and acquired thrombophilia are often etiologic for idiopathic hip and jaw osteonecrosis (ON), and testosterone therapy (TT) can interact with thrombophilia, worsening ON.

    Authors: Michael Ian Jarman, Kevin Lee, Ariel Kanevsky, Sarah Min, Ilana Schlam, Chris Mahida, Ali Huda, Alexander Milgrom, Naila Goldenberg, Charles J. Glueck and Ping Wang

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Sickle cell anemia patients suffer from oxidative stress due to chronic inflammation and self-oxidation of sickle hemoglobin (Hb S). Chronic oxidative stress contributes to endothelial dysfunction, inflammatio...

    Authors: Lamis Kaddam, Imad Fadl-Elmula, Omer Ali Eisawi, Haydar Awad Abdelrazig, Mohammed Abdelraman Salih, Florian Lang and Amal M. Saeed

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:4

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in Western countries. The frequency of symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) involvement is unknown but thought to be a rare phenomenon. Curren...

    Authors: Cristhiam M. Rojas-Hernandez, Jacklyn Nemunaitis, Kristopher D. Marjon, Daniel Bustamante, Qian-Yun Zhang and Jennifer M. Gillette

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Malaria and human immunodeficiency virus are the two most devastating global health problems causing more than two million deaths each year. Hematological abnormalities such as anemia, thrombocytopenia and leu...

    Authors: Tsion Sahle, Tilahun Yemane and Lealem Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:2

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is a strong predictor of mortality and poor quality of life among persons with either renal impairment or HIV infection. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of anemia and its association with ...

    Authors: Temesgen Fiseha, Zemenu Tamir, Abdurahaman Seid and Wondmagegn Demsiss

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Madagascar, the last study on sickle cell disease (SCD) was done in the early 1980s. The country is known as endemic for malaria and respiratory infections. The main objective of this study was to estimate ...

    Authors: Muriel N. Maeder, Henintsoa M. Rabezanahary, Norosoa J. Zafindraibe, Martin Raoelina Randriatiana, Tahinamandranto Rasamoelina, Andry T. Rakotoarivo, Philippe Vanhems, Jonathan Hoffmann, Thomas Bénet, Mala Rakoto Andrianarivelo and Olivat A. Rakoto-Alson

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:30

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adults is often secundary to an infection or a neoplasm. In this last case, T cell lymphomas are the most frequent causes. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secundary to ...

    Authors: El Mehdi Mahtat, Maryem Zine, Mohamed Allaoui, Malika Kerbout, Nezha Messaoudi, Kamal Doghmi and Mohamed Mikdame

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Transfusion-transmitted infections threaten the safety of patients requiring blood transfusion, which in turn imposes serious challenges for the availability of safe blood products that are still affordable in...

    Authors: Aisha Arshad, Munira Borhany, Nida Anwar, Imran Naseer, Rehan Ansari, Samson Boota, Naveena Fatima, Mustansir Zaidi and Tahir Shamsi

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    When availability and/or affordability of anti-hemophilic factor concentrates are limited, optimal prophylaxis regimens in severe hemophilia A (HA) remain to be determined. In selected situations, low-dose dai...

    Authors: Terry Mizrahi, Jean St-Louis, Nancy L. Young, Francine Ménard, Nichan Zourikian, Evemie Dubé and Georges E. Rivard

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:26

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Since the discovery of specific histocompatibility, literature has associated genes involved in the immune response, like the Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA), with a better prognosis in transplantation. However,...

    Authors: Daniele Kazue Sugioka, Carlos Eduardo Ibaldo Gonçalves and Maria da Graça Bicalho

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:25

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