Haemochromatosis is a genetic (inherited) disorder causing the body to absorb too much iron from the diet. The excess iron is then stored in various organs, mainly the liver.Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition caused by a faulty gene called HFE, which allows a person to absorb too much iron from food. Normally, the body only absorbs as much as it needs. The excess iron may also be stored in the pancreas, heart, testes/ovaries, skin and joints. The main treatment is the regular removal of blood, which helps to remove the excess iron from the body. If treatment is started early enough and before complications occur then the outlook for people with hemochromatosis is very good. The diagnosis includes blood test, Liver biopsy, and heart scan.Treatment is lifelong. It involves having blood taken out of the body, just like being a blood donor.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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Last date updated on July, 2014