Relationship between chronic transfusion therapy and body composition in subjects with thalassemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Transfusion
  • Body Composition
  • Body Height
  • Bone Density
  • Thalassemia

abstract

  • Although most adult patients with thalassemia had healthy body composition with rare obesity, young non-transfused patients appear at risk for being underweight. Optimizing physical activity and appropriate use of transfusion therapy may improve growth and bone health in these patients who are at-risk for being underweight.

publication date

  • October 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2936667

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.04.064

PubMed ID

  • 20547400

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 641

end page

  • 7, 647.e1-2

volume

  • 157

number

  • 4