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The U.S. opioid epidemic is not linked to higher in-hospital mortality in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to a national study.
The study came about due to the pronounced increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths in the U.S. that has been reported since 2000. Its researchers did find increased hospitalization rates in young adult and elderly SCD patients, but not in deaths linked to opioids used to control disease-related pain.
“Opioid Use Is NOT Associated with in-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Sickle CELL Disease in the United States: Findings from the National Inpatient Sample,” was recently presented at the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, in San Diego.
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education & researchSickle cell disease is associated with higher mortality among patients hospitalized with ischemic bowel diseaseBackground: Sickle cell disease (SCD) i...
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videos & visualsSickle Cell Patients are Innocent Victims of the Opioid Epidemic: Samir K. Ballas, MDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhY_gJo...
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