All publications of “Sandra Regina Loggetto”

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Iron overload in Brazilian thalassemic patients

Reijane Alves de Assis, Fernando Uliana Kay, Laércio Alberto Rosemberg, Alexandre Henrique C. Parma, Cesar Higa Nomura, Sandra Regina Loggetto, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1897

ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the use of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with β-thalassemia and to compare T2* magnetic resonance imaging results with serum ferritin levels and the redox active fraction of labile plasma iron. Methods: We have retrospectively evaluated 115 chronically transfused patients (65 women). We tested serum ferritin with chemiluminescence, fraction of labile plasma iron by cellular fluorescence and used T2* MRI to assess iron content in the heart, liver, and pancreas. Hepatic iron concentration was determined in […]