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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Beta Thalassemia (Adults)

Beta Thalassemia Intermedia and Minor—Pregnancy

Preliminary results with administration of recombinant human erythropoietin in sickle cell/beta-thalassemia patients during pregnancy.

Bourantas K, Makrydimas G, Georgiou J, Tsiara S, Lolis D.

Source‎: Eur J Haematol 1996;56(5):326-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8641410

Variable efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in anemic pregnant women with different forms of heterozygous hemoglobinopathy.

Bencaiova G, Krafft A, Burkhardt T, Breymann C.

Source‎: Acta Haematol 2006;116(4):259-65.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17119327

Erythropoietin use in a pregnant Jehovah's Witness with anemia and beta-thalassemia: a case report.

Bennett M, Macri CJ, Bathgate SL.

Source‎: J Reprod Med 2005;50(2):135-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15755051

Effective treatment of beta-thalassemia intermedia during pregnancy with rHuEpo. A case report.

Lialios G, Makrydimas G, Tsanadis G, Lolis D, Bourantas K.

Source‎: Minerva Ginecol 2000;52(1-2):29-31.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10851861

Induction of fetal hemoglobin synthesis with recombinant human erythropoietin in anemic patients with heterozygous beta-thalassemia during pregnancy.

Breymann C, Fibach E, Visca E, Huettner C, Huch A, Huch R.

Source‎: J Matern Fetal Med 1999;8(1):1-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10052837

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