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According to a study published in the American Journal of Hematology, the presence of a multidisciplinary clinical team can dramatically reduce maternal and perinatal mortality rates in pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD), especially in under-developed and low-income countries.
In recent decades, medical advances have significantly improved the survival of those living with SCD, which now raises a new health challenge. Pregnant women with sickle cell disease have increased risks of complications and a higher risk of mortality.
news & eventsCrizanlizumab designated FDA breakthrough therapy for potential in vaso-occlusive crisis preventionCrizanlizumab (SEG101), Novartis‘ inve...
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education & researchCharacteristics of a Chronic Pain Phenotype in Adults with Sickle Cell DiseaseSickle cell disease (SCD) is characteriz...
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 & eventsHydroxyurea Treatment in Men with SCA Leads to Drop in Total Sperm Count, Study ShowsResearchers found that treatment with hy...
news & eventsSickle Cell Disease Research Shows Progress in Preventing Related Complications and DeathStudies aim to limit pain crises, preven...
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