LOW UPTAKE OF TESTING FOR HEREDITARY HAEMOCHROMATOSIS IN FIRST DEGREE RELATIVES OF C282Y HOMOZYGOTES: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR POPULATION SCREENING
- Hereditary haemochromatosis: to screen or not. Haddow, James E.; Bradley, Linda A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/28/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7209, p531
Editorial. Discusses the interest of health community to hereditary hemochromatosis. Traditional view on hemochromatosis; Symptoms of the disease; Support for population screening; Factors to be considered before making a decision on screening.
- Screening for Hemochromatosis: Phenotyping or Genotyping or Both? Tavill, Anthony S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1999, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p1430
Compares phenotyping and genotyping screening for hemochromatosis. Factors considered in making recommendations for population screening for genetically determined human disorders; Significance of available data on the epidemiology and phenotypic expression of hemochromatosis to the development...
- More Iron Overload Screening Recommended. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jan2001, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p7
Focuses on the importance of medical screening for the diagnosis and treatment of a genetic disorder called iron overload or hemochromatosis. Details on the storage of iron in the body; Complications caused by iron overload; Failure of Caucasians to undergo medical screening.
- Hereditary haemochromatosis mutation frequencies in the general population. Bradley, Linda A.; Johnson, Dorene D.; Palomaki, Glenn E.; Haddow, James E.; Robertson, Nancy H.; Ferrie, Richard M. // Journal of Medical Screening;Mar1998, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p34
Objectives This study aims to expand our knowledge of the general population frequency of two mutations, C282Y and H63D, identified in the candidate gene for hereditary haemochromatosis, and to determine whether the testing can be performed using routinely obtained cheek-brush (buccal) samples....
- Research brief: Patients accept haemochromatosis screening. // GP: General Practitioner;8/5/2005, p5
The article focuses on an Australian study which finds that screening for hemochromatosis is feasible and acceptable to patients. The researchers used cheek swabs to screen 11,307 people in a workplace for a genetic mutation that would put them at risk of iron overload. They identified 47 people...
- Hereditary hemochromatosis. Burke, Wylie; Thomson, Elizabeth; Khoury, Muin J.; McDonnell, Sharon M.; Press, Nancy; Adams, Paul C.; Barton, James C.; Beutler, Ernest; Brittenham, Gary; Buchanan, Allen; Wright Clayton, Ellen; Cogswell, Mary E.; Meslin, Eric M.; Motulsky, Arno G.; Sigal, Elliott; Wilfond, Benjamin S.; Collins, Francis S. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/8/98, Vol. 280 Issue 2, p172
Evaluates the role of genetic testing in screening for hereditary hemochromatosis to help guide clinicians, policymakers, and researchers. Objective; Participants; Evidence; Consensus process; Conclusions.
- The debate over screening for hemochromatosis. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Aug2003, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p8
The article talks about screening for hemochromatosis. A consensus statement prepared by an expert panel convened by the CDC and the National Human Genome Research Institute in 1998 concluded that genetic testing is not recommended at this time in population-based screening for hereditary...
- Answering your questions. Baer, Daniel M. // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jan2005, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p44
Presents question and answer advisory on health-related issue. Screening tests for hemochromatosis; Increase in transferrin saturation by iron-fortified vitamins; Major variables that would affect the activation of antibiotics; Accuracy of checking for platelet-poor plasma.
- Screening for Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians. Qaseem, A.; Aronson, M.; Fitterman, N.; Snow, V.; Weiss, K. B.; Owens, D.; Schmitt, B.; Golub, R. M.; Green, R. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/4/2005, Vol. 143 Issue 7, pI46
The article presents information about recommendations from the American College of Physicians for screening of hereditary hemochromatosis. Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease in which an abnormal gene causes the body to absorb too much iron from food. Iron builds up in body organs, which...