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SCD is a group of genetic disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down. From an early age, patients with sickle cell disease have a high risk of vascular disease and even stroke. Current models to test drugs used to treat SCD are not reliable and cannot accurately predict how a person’s body will respond to the medication. It is also difficult to predict which patients with the disease have the highest risk of suffering a stroke versus those who have the lowest.
The team is designing an organ-on-a-chip, consisting of a device that will mimic an artery of a pediatric sickle cell disease patient, and the associated biological readouts will provide information on the progression of vaso-occlusion, including during drug treatment.
education & researchFentanyl Buccal Tablet: A New Breakthrough Pain Medication in Early Management of Severe Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in Si...BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is...
education & researchIntegration of neuropsychology services in a sickle cell clinic and subsequent healthcare use for pain crisesObjective: Growing literature has docum...
news & eventsAPS Scientific Meeting 2019The American Pain Society will hold its ...
news & eventsPhase 1 trial to test under-the-skin injection of sevuparin in sickle cell patientsModus Therapeutics is going to launch ...
Community CenterLiving With Sickle Cell Disease Is a Constant Battle With Pain, According to one Woman Who Has It“You don’t look sick.” That’s ...
Community CenterNew treatment plan leads to better pain control for acute sickle cell crisisThere’s new hope for the 70,000 to 80,...
news & eventsFirst systemic evidence for safety of tPA in stroke patients with sickle cell diseaseIn the largest report on acute stroke in...
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