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hemoglobinopathy

[‚hē·mə‚glō·bə′näp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any blood dyscrasia resulting from the genetically determined alteration of the chemical nature of hemoglobin.
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A number of our employees are parents and as a result Birmingham Children's Hospital has touched many of them - including one whose son is currently having regular treatments at the Haemoglobinopathy department.
However, most of our patients with high Hb in the F window were mostly homozygous [beta]-thalassaemia patients or double heterozygous [beta] thalassaemia/ haemoglobinopathy patients confirmed by Hb-electrophoresis and family studies.
We conclude that an anaesthetist should be alerted to the diagnosis of haemoglobinopathy in a patient whose cyanosis does not improve even on adequate ventilation with 100% oxygen.
They were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Coventry by Lynne Mathers, haemoglobinopathy nurse from the Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital in Birmingham.
Lorraine Phelan MIBMS Haemoglobinopathy BMS Lead Haematology Laboratory, St Marys Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London
The hand-foot syndrome in sickle-cell haemoglobinopathy.
In one of these families, the proband was an adult female of Mediterranean origin concerned about her children's risks of a significant haemoglobinopathy.
Staff from Slater & Gordon were given two hours to turn the haemoglobinopathy ward into a winter wonderland.
Along with colleagues from Crown Worldwide Group, Paul Rowntree surprised children in the haemoglobinopathy unit with a visit to decorate their ward for Christmas.
thalassemia affects more than 90% of the population, this haemoglobinopathy protected children against severe malaria and other infections (76); however, the relevant mechanism is unknown.
The database uses a Microsoft Access program, the haemoglobinopathy screen results, patient details and red cell indices together with a diagnosis are entered once investigation are complete.