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Sickle Cell Anemia Screening and Prevention in Northern Israel

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00735488
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2015
Ministry of Health, Israel
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

Since 1987, a screening for β Thalassemia in pregnant women is carried on in northern Israel, and from 1999 all the samples were tested also for Hgb S, Hgb C, Hgb D, Hgb O Arab and others.

In this study, the investigators intend to summarize the results of this preventive program aiming to detect couples at risk for having offspring with Thalassemia or SCA, the compliance regard to genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis and the incidence of new affected babies born.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Thalassemia Sickle Cell Anemia Other: Observational

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 69 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Summary of the Data From the Prevention Programme for Hemoglobinopathies in Northern Israel
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia Thalassemia

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Thalassemia Minor carriers
Other: Observational
Summary of data

Sickle cell carriers
Other: Observational
Summary of data

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of carriers detected [ Time Frame: End of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Couples referred for prenatal diagnosis [ Time Frame: End of study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The program for prevention of hemoglobinopathies in Northern Israel, instituted since 1987, covered the northern part of Israel, including the Jezreel valley, the Nazareth area, the upper Galilee, the Hula valley and the northern part of the seashore region7. The overall population in this region is about a million inhabitants with about 50 % of Arab population, and a significant percentage of them from Bedouin origin, a population that at least partially is of African origin.

Inclusion Criteria: All pregnant women tested and their husband in those cases that the woman test revealed abnormal hemoglobin.

Exclusion Criteria: No exclusion criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00735488

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Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Ministry of Health, Israel
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Principal Investigator: Ariel Koren, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center - Afula - 18101 - Israel
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Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Head of Pediatric Hematology Unit and Pediatric Dpt B, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00735488    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0011-08-EMC
First Posted: August 15, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015
Keywords provided by Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Sickle cell anemia
Carrier detection
Prenatal Diagnosis
Genetic counseling
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anemia, Sickle Cell
Hematologic Diseases
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn