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Researchers found that treatment with hydroxyurea at currently approved doses for sickle cell anemia leads to a significant drop in total sperm count in men.
The study, “Adverse effect of hydroxyurea on spermatogenesis in patients with sickle cell anemia after six months of treatment,” was published in the journal Blood.
Progress in the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA) has allowed patients to live longer lives, reach reproductive age, and have children. One of the main reasons for the improvement in mortality and morbidity in patients with SCA is treatment with hydroxyurea.
education & researchBone Marrow Transplantation: A Treatment Option for Sickle Cell DiseaseBone marrow transplantation is the only ...
education & researchThe role of nutrition in the pathophysiology and management of sickle cell disease among children: A review of liter...Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the ...
news & eventsGreenville program tries team approach to improve lifespan of sickle cell disease patientsDr. Alan Anderson who was involved with ...
news & eventsHospitals See No Link Between US Opioid Crisis and Patients’ Use of Treatment, Study ReportsThe U.S. opioid epidemic is not linked t...
news & eventsUniversity Hospitals program uses music to teach about sickle cell (photos, video)The study looked at Seidman's BEATS (Bui...
Community CenterWhat it’s like to be 17 and living with sickle cell diseaseTre Adegoroye is 17 and was diagnosed wi...
videos & visualsA Conversation on Hydroxyurea: Insights and Information for the Sickle Cell Communityhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fmJn-5...
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