Special Issue "Care and Management of Hemoglobinopathies, a Changing Global Health Problem: Guidelines and Recommendations from the Italian Society of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies (SITE)"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Hematology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 September 2023 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Interests: thalassemia; hemoglobinopathies; iron overload; innovative drugs; gene therapy
Center for Microcythemia, Congenital Anemia and Iron Dysmetabolism, Ente Ospedaliero Ospedali Galliera, Genoa, Italy
Interests: thalassemia syndrome; sickle cell disease; congenital anemia; hemochromatosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The inherited disorders of hemoglobin (Hb), which include sickle cell disease and thalassemia syndromes, are the most common monogenic diseases. Population movements have led to a much wider distribution of the βS and β thalassemia alleles, particularly in North America and Western Europe, and in spite of the significant advances in treatment, they are likely to remain a serious global health problem for the foreseeable future. On the one hand, improved care has led to a prolonged survival of patients, especially in the case of thalassemia, which, as a counteract, has resulted in new complications and emerging issues. On the other side, innovative approaches based on new technology promise to cure hemoglobinopathies beyond hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or to significantly reduce the burden of the disease, posing the problem of identifying and selecting the patients to whom they are to be offered safely and with the highest guarantee of effectiveness. The Italian Society of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies (SITE) aims to ameliorate the lives of children and adults with haemoglobinopathies by producing and researching the most relevant and updated evidence on key aspects of hemoglobinopathies, including the screening of carriers, prenatal diagnosis of disease and early recognition of patients, the management of emerging complications, and the identification of criteria for the selection of patients who may have priority access to new therapies. This Special Issue aims to collect and disseminate the principles and most recent guidelines and recommendations issued by the Italian Society of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies (SITE).

Dr. Raffaella Origa
Dr. Valeria Maria Pinto
Guest Editors

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  • sickle cell disease
  • thalassemia
  • hemoglobinopathies
  • innovative drugs
  • gene therapy

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