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Sickle Cell Disease Management & Complications: Sophie Lanzkron MD of Johns Hopkins
Stuck on sickle cell disease? We hammer out the basics of diagnosis, common sickle cell variants and their manifestations, preventive medicine, acute and chronic pain management, opioid use, and how to recognize and treat common complications like anemia, fever and acute chest syndrome.
There is no clinical/laboratory standard for confirming an acute sickle crisis. There are several variants of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) with treatment differences. Electrophoresis can confirm the diagnosis. Hydroxyurea can decrease crisis frequency, acute chest syndrome (ACS) events, need for transfusions, hospitalizations, and death. Indications for chronic red blood cell transfusion include: failed hydroxyurea therapy, severe disease with genoptyes other than HbSS, or secondary stroke prevention.
education & researchChanges in transcranial doppler flow velocities in children with sickle cell disease: The impact of hydroxyurea ther...Background and Objectives: Hydroxyurea ...
videos & visualsDeveloping Hydroxyurea, the First FDA-Approved Therapy for Sickle Cell Diseasehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kIz5ZKy...
education & researchDecreased hospital readmissions for vaso occlusive crisis with implementation of a Sickle Cell Pain Action Plan (SPA...Vaso occlusive crisis (VOC) is the most ...
news & eventsPregnant Women with Sickle Cell Disease, Especially SS-type, at Risk of ComplicationsWomen with sickle cell disease have a hi...
news & events1st Patients to Get CRISPR Gene-Editing Treatment Continue to ThriveThe last thing a lot of people want to d...
news & eventsIn A 1st, Doctors In U.S. Use CRISPR Tool To Treat Patient With Genetic DisorderFor the first time, doctors in the U.S. ...
videos & visualsIsaac Singleton: Sickle Cell Freehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5mMgnuz...
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