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Nursing Considerations in the Management of Patients with Chronic Transfusional Iron Overload

This article addresses the most common diseases in which iron overload can be problematic: betathalassemia, SCD, and MDS. Discussed are the cellular and molecular mechanisms of iron metabolism; the pathophysiology of beta-thalassemia, SCD, and MDS; the development of chronic transfusional iron overload; signs and symptoms of the condition; monitoring patients; the role of nurses in iron chelation therapy; medications used to treat iron overload; and improving patient management, patient education, and adherence to therapy.

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