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Don’t Be Shy About Asking to Remain in the Hospital
One of the best feelings in the world is cutting a hospital bracelet. Cutting a hospital bracelet can symbolize a fresh start. You’ve been discharged from the hospital. You are feeling like the best version of yourself — happy, relaxed, optimistic, and ready to prove that sickle cell can’t keep you down.
However, sometimes I feel like hospital bracelets are cut prematurely. I was admitted to the hospital Sept. 13 because of a vaso-occlusive crisis. I had pain in my arms, my back, and my legs. I was taking oral morphine, dihydrocodeine, and acetaminophen every four hours.
education & researchA randomized controlled trial comparing two vaso-occlusive episode (VOE) protocols in sickle cell disease (SCD)Limited evidence guides opioid dosing st...
education & researchFactors influencing utilization of hospital services by adult sickle cell disease patients: a systematic reviewBACKGROUND: Painful vaso-occlusive crisi...
Community CenterSickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department: Confronting Barriers to Care“You’re too pretty to have a disease...
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news & eventsSickle cell patients in UK survey, especially those 16 to 20, voice problems with care and pain relief givenIn a survey, patients across the...
videos & visualsVaso occlusive Crisis Pain Assessment & Managementhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti...
news & eventsMy medical school lesson was tinged with racism. Did that affect how I treated a sickle cell patient years later?The young woman was curled up in a ball....
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