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Lessons for intermediate and low prevalence areas in England from the Ethnicity Questions and Antenatal Screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia [EQUANS] study
This study evaluates a temporary research-based intervention of universal ante-natal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia in two areas of England of intermediate (1.29 per 10,000) and low (0.18 per 10,0000) expected ...
Sickle cell anaemia and deaths in custody in the UK and USA
An unexplained death in custody represents an important focal point for public scrutiny of the criminal justice system, especially when excess deaths occur in those of minority ethnic descent. Sickle cell anaemia is a ...
Healthcare provision for sickle cell disease in Ghana: challenges for the African context
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder affecting 2% of all babies born in Ghana. SCD is the commonest genetic condition of clinical and epidemiological importance in Africa, and over 95% of children born with ...
The health status of minority ethnic groups.
Sickle cell: a signifier for the New Europe.
(Trentham Books, 2009)
Sickle cell and thalassaemia are health issues affecting many established and migrant minority ethnic groups across Europe. This book chapter seeks to demonstrate that sickle cell as an issue signifies both the challenges, ...
Ethnic question and antenatal screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia (EQUANS) in England
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2005)
Genetic traits as pollution: ‘White English’ carriers of sickle cell or thalassaemia
From April 2004, the policy for neonatal screening for sickle cell in England has been to base the screening on universal principles (offer the screening to all new-born babies) rather than selective screening (an attempt ...
The feasibility of using ethnicity as a primary tool for antenatal selective screening for sickle cell disorders: pointers from the research evidence
The Department of Health has announced a linked antenatal and neonatal screening programme for haemoglobinopathies by 2004 in a comprehensive national plan for the National Health Service in Britain. In response the National ...
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia screening.
Midwives and screening for haemoglobin disorders.
This chapter raises the issue of ethnicity in relation to selective screening for haemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell and beta-thalassaemia. The chapter begins with a description of sickle cell and thalassaemia, ...