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Sickle Cell Anemia in an Arab Bedouin Village in the Northern Israel

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00481039
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 1, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 4, 2009
Information provided by:
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

Sickle cell anemia and sickle cell thalassemia are frequent diseases among the israeli arab population. The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical characteristics of the patients in one arab village and the laboratory characteristics in the carriers of this gene based in the screening for pregnant women that is carried out in the population of northern Israel.

The results can be useful in order to institute universal screening for sickle cell anemia in northern Israel.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sickle Cell Disease Procedure: Medical history and basic laboratory analysis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Sickle Cell Anemia in an Arab Bedouin Village in the Northern Israel- An Observational Study
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients diagnosed as having abnormal hemoglobin like hemoglobin S and thalassemia in a bedouin village
Procedure: Medical history and basic laboratory analysis
Medical history and basic laboratory analysis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All the patients diagnosed with abnormal hemoglobin in the bedouin arab village

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All the patients that were diagnosed as having sickle cell disease in the specific village and all the population screened for hemoglobinopathies in the same location

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00481039

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Pediatric Hematology Unit - HaEmek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Study Director: Ariel Koren, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit, Ha'Emek Medical Center
Study Chair: luci Zalman, Phd Hematology Laboratory - HaEmek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Tania Flaishman, Student Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center Identifier: NCT00481039    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5311006.EMC
First Posted: June 1, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell thalassemia
Population screening
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anemia, Sickle Cell
Hematologic Diseases
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn