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Factors Promoting Increased Rate and Success of Pregnancy in the Thalassemia Population in Toronto

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2005 by University Health Network, Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2005
History: No changes posted
Treatment of patients with beta thalassemia in North America has altered dramatically during the past 40 years, with improvements in transfusion therapy and introduction of iron chelation therapy. Thalassemia patients now enjoy an increased life expectancy to the fifth and sixth decades of life, with fertility and childbearing becoming important issues. Data regarding this important topic remain limited, without clear data regarding iron control including serial assessment of hepatic iron concentration, the need for assistance in becoming pregnant, and use of iron chelating agents during pregnancy. As the life expectancy increases and overall health improves in thalassemia, clear data on fertility, pregnancy complications, and the effect of pregnancy on maternal health in thalassemia patients are necessary since these will have a direct impact on patient care, quality of life, and patient expectations.

Thalassemia Fertility Pregnancy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Factors Promoting Increased Rate and Success of Pregnancy in the Thalassemia Population in Toronto

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Further study details as provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Thalassemia, thalassemia intermedia or E-thalassemia patients in Toronto
  • Subject has attempted conception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has any other form of blood disease
  • Subject has not attempted conception
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00327639

Contact: Anthony Apostoli, B.Sc. 416-340-4800 ext 6069

Canada, Ontario
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
Contact: Valerie M Joseph    416-340-4800 ext 6507   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Nancy F Olivieri, MD University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00327639     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00000
Study First Received: May 17, 2006
Last Updated: May 17, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hematologic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on September 21, 2017