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Individual Development Account

A savings account for persons with lower income. The funds put into an IDA are matched by a public or private organization. One may use the funds in an IDA for educational purposes, starting a business, or buying a first house. IDAs are accompanied by programs for credit improvement and other classes to help account holders move up from poverty and into the middle classes.

International Development Association

A division of the World Bank that provides long-term, interest-free loans to the world's 80 poorest countries. The IDA is responsible for poverty reduction and other aspects of international development in the Third World. Nearly half of the countries it assists are in Africa. The IDA was established in 1960; its loans assist in public health, business development, education, and infrastructure development.
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Iron-deficiency anemia is associated with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis: a case series.
Results: One hundred five of 139 consecutive patients with iron-deficiency anemia met the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in the study.
Conclusion: The prevalence of occult celiac disease in this prospective study of patients presenting with iron-deficiency anemia was 2.
One of the main difficulties encountered in the laboratory evaluation of microcytic anemias is distinguishing iron-deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease, especially when both disorders are simultaneously present.
Iron-deficiency anemia is associated with high concentrations of transferrin receptor in serum.
In the present study, treatment of iron-deficiency anemia was associated with significant improvements in anxiety and sexual function in women of reproductive age.
The POC blood-lead testing system can use a capillary or venous sample and can be combined with other routine blood tests, such as hemoglobin and ZPPH, a test for iron-deficiency anemia.
Iron-deficiency anemia is said to be the most common non-GI symptom of celiac disease.
Johnson noted that Heinz shares this goal, as exemplified by the Heinz Company Foundation's support for field research on Supplefer Sprinkles - an innovative response to iron-deficiency anemia, the most common nutritional disorder in the world, which afflicts two billion people.
Access sTfR Assay and the sTfR/Log Ferritin Index (sTfR Index) are used as an aid in the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia, and the differential diagnosis of that and anemia of chronic disease.
A new report published in the Canadian Paediatric Society's Paediatrics & Child Health journal shows that adding Supplefer Sprinkles to children's meals is already working to reduce the rate of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) around the world.
The principal cause of iron-deficiency anemia in premenopausal women is blood lost during menses.