IthaMaps is a database that stores and organiases information about the epidemiology of haemoglobinopathies and illustrates and compares the data on a map.
IthaMaps provides the following information:
IthaGenes is curated by The IthaGenes Curation Team, which includes the following scientists:
The curation is also facilitated with the contribution of members of the ITHANET Advisory Committee
|Erol Baysal||Alex Felice|
|Jan Traeger Synodinos||Ali Taher|
|Maria Sitarou||Yeshim Aydinok|
|Roberto Gambari||Swee Lay Thein|
|Suthat Fucharoean||Stefano Rivella|
|Lila Yannaki||Cornelis L. Hartveld|
|Petr Holub||John Old|
|Michael Angastiniotis||Marina Kleanthous|
|Jim Vadolas||Aurelio Maggio|
Like IthaGenes, the updating of IthaMaps is based on published literature the curation team receives every week from PubMed using the following search query: "thalassemia[tiab] OR thalassaemia [tiab] OR hemoglobin [tiab] OR haemoglobin [tiab] OR sickle-cell [tiab] OR hemoglobinopathies [tiab] OR haemoglobinopathies [tiab]". The list of publications is manually filtered by the IthaMaps Curation Team to identify new epidemiological information about haemoglobinopathies. The new data are subsequently added into the database. Information on healthcare policies are not always available in piblished articles, so further annotation is achieved with personal communication with local experts and from information from presentations and reports.
A search form is available at the top of IthaMaps page. The user can search for a specific country or for information about healthcare policies, haemoglobinopathy status and relative frequencies of specific mutations. Additional options appear based on the selection. Healthcare policies and major haemoglobinopathies status are available for the world map only, while country selection and specific mutation frequencies can be combined. In the latter case, region-specific information are displayed on the country map, if available. Information on the frequencies of specific muations can be customised based on the selection of country- or region-specific representation, sample size and the type of statistics to be used for the illustration (average values, minimum or maximum).
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