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Effect of L-carnitine on the physical fitness of thalassemic patients

Show simple item record El-Beshlawy A. El Accaoui R. Abd El-Sattar M. El-Deen M.H.G. Youssry I. Shaheen N. Hamdy M. El-Ghamrawy M. Taher A.
dc.contributor.editor Jan-2007 2017-10-05T15:40:43Z 2017-10-05T15:40:43Z 2007
dc.identifier 10.1007/s00277-006-0181-6
dc.identifier.issn 09395555
dc.description.abstract Poor physical fitness is a common problem among thalassemic patients. L-Carnitine plays an essential role in fatty acid β-oxidation, a process especially important in the organs that preferentially use fatty acid as a source of energy such as the myocardium and the skeletal muscles. The main objective of this study is to assess the effect of the administration of oral L-carnitine on exercise tolerance and physical fitness in patients with thalassemia major. Thirty patients followed up at the New Cairo University Children Hospital were included in this study. Clinical, laboratory, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing were performed before and after 6 months of oral L-carnitine therapy (50 mg-kg-day). The oxygen consumption, cardiac output, and oxygen pulse at maximal exercise significantly increased after L-carnitine therapy (p0.001, p=0.002 and p0.001, respectively). However, there was no significant change in minute ventilation and ventilatory equivalent of carbon dioxide (p=0.07 and p=0.06, respectively). A weak but positive correlation between the age of the patients and the degree of improvement in exercise parameters was noted. There was also significant increase in the blood transfusion intervals after L-carnitine administration (p=0.008). However, there was no significant change in hemoglobin concentration (p=0.4). L-Carnitine seems to be a safe and effective adjunctive therapeutic approach in thalassemic patients. It improves their cardiac performance and physical fitness. The younger the patients are, the higher is the degree of improvement in their exercise parameters. © Springer-Verlag 2006.
dc.format.extent Pages: (31-34)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW YORK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Annals of Hematology; Publication Year: 2007; Volume: 86; no. 1; Pages: (31-34);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Effect of L-carnitine on the physical fitness of thalassemic patients
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Beshlawy, A., Department of Pediatrics, New Children Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 32, Falaky Street, Bab El-Louk, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation El Accaoui, R., Department of Internal Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Abd El-Sattar, M., Department of Pediatrics, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Deen, M.H.G., Department of Physiology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Youssry, I., Department of Pediatrics, New Children Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Shaheen, N., Department of Pediatrics, New Children Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Hamdy, M., Department of Pediatrics, New Children Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Ghamrawy, M., Department of Pediatrics, New Children Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Taher, A., Department of Internal Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress El-Beshlawy, A.32, Falaky Street, Bab El-Louk, Cairo, Egypt; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Internal Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Internal Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Beshlawy, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials El Accaoui, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Abd El-Sattar, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Deen, MHG
dc.contributor.authorInitials Youssry, I
dc.contributor.authorInitials Shaheen, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hamdy, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Ghamrawy, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Taher, A
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El-Beshlawy, A (reprint author), 32 Falaky St, Cairo, Egypt.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.identifier.coden ANHEE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 17031691
dc.identifier.scopusID 33846452111
dc.publisher.address 233 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Ann. Hematol.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Annals of Hematology
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Ann. Hematol.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 86
dc.source.ID WOS:000242496500005
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword L-Carnitine
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Physical fitness
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Thalassemia
dc.subject.otherChemCAS carbon dioxide, 124-38-9, 58561-67-4
dc.subject.otherChemCAS carnitine, 461-06-3, 541-15-1, 56-99-5
dc.subject.otherChemCAS deferoxamine, 70-51-9
dc.subject.otherChemCAS hemoglobin, 9008-02-0
dc.subject.otherChemCAS oxygen, 7782-44-7
dc.subject.otherChemCAS Carnitine, 541-15-1
dc.subject.otherIndex carbon dioxide
dc.subject.otherIndex carnitine
dc.subject.otherIndex deferoxamine
dc.subject.otherIndex fatty acid
dc.subject.otherIndex hemoglobin
dc.subject.otherIndex oxygen
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex age distribution
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex beta thalassemia
dc.subject.otherIndex blood transfusion
dc.subject.otherIndex cardiovascular function
dc.subject.otherIndex clinical article
dc.subject.otherIndex clinical examination
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex correlation analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex drug efficacy
dc.subject.otherIndex drug safety
dc.subject.otherIndex Egypt
dc.subject.otherIndex exercise tolerance
dc.subject.otherIndex fatty acid oxidation
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex fitness
dc.subject.otherIndex heart muscle
dc.subject.otherIndex heart output
dc.subject.otherIndex heart performance
dc.subject.otherIndex hemoglobin determination
dc.subject.otherIndex homozygosity
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex laboratory test
dc.subject.otherIndex lung minute volume
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex oxygen consumption
dc.subject.otherIndex pediatric hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex respiratory function
dc.subject.otherIndex school child
dc.subject.otherIndex skeletal muscle
dc.subject.otherIndex statistical significance
dc.subject.otherIndex thalassemia major
dc.subject.otherIndex university hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex Administration, Oral
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex beta-Thalassemia
dc.subject.otherIndex Blood Transfusion
dc.subject.otherIndex Carnitine
dc.subject.otherIndex Child
dc.subject.otherIndex Combined Modality Therapy
dc.subject.otherIndex Exercise Tolerance
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Oxygen Consumption
dc.subject.otherIndex Physical Fitness
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BETA-THALASSEMIA
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARDIAC-FUNCTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus IMPROVEMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DISORDERS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CHILDREN
dc.subject.otherWOS Hematology

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