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Haemoglobin adjustments to define anaemia

Authors: Sullivan, Kevin M.; Mei, Zuguo; Grummer-Strawn, Laurence; Parvanta, Ibrahim

Source: Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 13, Number 10, October 2008 , pp. 1267-1271(5)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Summary Objective  To provide researchers with an unambiguous definition of anaemia using haemoglobin. Methods  Review of recommendations by expert groups and review of the literature. Results  This report provides an unambiguous approach to haemoglobin adjustments to define anaemia using international criteria. When determining anaemia using haemoglobin, it is important to account for pregnancy, altitude, cigarette smoking, and possibly ethnicity after removing unlikely values. These haemoglobin adjustments are presented. Conclusion  Recommendations for defining extreme haemoglobin values and for reporting anaemia and haemoglobin results are provided, and software programs to determine anaemia are described.

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Objectif: 

Fournir aux chercheurs une définition sans ambiguïté de l’anémie basée sur l’hémoglobine. Méthode: 

Examen des recommandations par des groupes d’experts et revue de la littérature. Résultats: 

Ce rapport fournit une approche sans ambiguïté des ajustements de l’hémoglobine pour définir l’anémie sur base des critères internationaux. Lors de la détermination de l’anémie sur base de l’hémoglobine, il est important de tenir compte de la grossesse, de l’altitude, du tabagisme et de l’origine ethnique, après élimination des valeurs improbables. Ces ajustements de l’hémoglobine sont présentés. Conclusion: 

Des recommandations pour la définition de valeurs extrêmes d’hémoglobine et pour le report des résultats de l’anémie et de l’hémoglobine sont fournies. Des logiciels pour déterminer l’anémie sont aussi décrits.

Keywords: altitud; altitude; anaemia; anemia; anémie; cigarette smoking; embarazo; fumar; grossesse; haemoglobin; hemoglobina; hémoglobine; pregnancy; tabagisme

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02143.x

Affiliations:  Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta GA, USA

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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