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Acute vaso-occlusive pain is associated with the onset of menstruation, and about 25% of the women with sickle cell disease can differentiate these episodes from menstrual-cramp pain, a study found.
Findings in the study, “Acute Vaso-Occlusive Pain is Temporally Associated with the Onset of Menstruation in Women with Sickle Cell Disease,” published in the Journal of Women’s Health, supported “our clinical experience,” its authors concluded.
Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) is a hallmark feature of sickle cell disease (SCD), which is characterized by chronic inflammation, and linked to severe pain due to blocked blood vessels. VOCs are the most common cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in sickle cell patients. They can severely affect a patient’s quality of life, and sometimes lead to death.
education & researchIncreased acute care utilization in a prospective cohort of adults with sickle cell diseaseThe ESCAPED (Examining Sickle Cell Acute...
videos & visualsSickle Cell Patients are Innocent Victims of the Opioid Epidemic: Samir K. Ballas, MDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhY_gJo...
news & eventsA multiple drug approach to preventing sickle cell crisisSickle cell disease is characterized by ...
education & researchCrizanlizumab for the Prevention of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell DiseaseBACKGROUND: The up-regulation of P-selec...
news & eventsGrant Recipient Uses Mobile Device Observation in Sickle Cell Pain StudyTechnology takes center stage in a new...
videos & visualsSickle Cell Disease: Treatments – PAINWeekhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llqCdRNK...
news & eventsAPS Scientific Meeting 2019The American Pain Society will hold its ...
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