Alexander Butwick

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  • Management of pregnancy in a patient with beta thalassaemia major INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA Butwick, A., Findley, I., Wonke, B. 2005; 14 (4): 351-354


    beta thalassaemia is one of the world's most wide-spread monogenetic disorders. Advances in the management of beta thalassaemia major by extensive blood transfusions and chelation therapy have improved survival of patients into adult life. Due to the prolonged life expectancy and improvements in quality of life, pregnancy has now become an important issue for patients and clinicians. We report a case of a pregnant patient with beta thalassaemia major who underwent a successful caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. The multidisciplinary approach to management of beta thalassaemia major and pregnancy is discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ijoa.2005.02.002

    View details for Web of Science ID 000232874100019

    View details for PubMedID 16140004

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