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Preventing and treating acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Acute chest syndrome (ACS), a potentially severe lung complication of sickle cell disease, increases a child's risk of respiratory failure, chronic lung disease, and prolonged hospitalization if not recognized early and treated effectively.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Smith M, Brownell G Abstract Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a widespread inherited blood disorder, which leaves lasting effects on the health, social functioning, and finances of individuals, families, communities, and health care systems. A nonexperimental, cross-sectional research design was used to assess 415 college students' knowledge about SCD. Data was obtained through an online survey derived from a modified version of the SCD Knowledge Assessment Tool. The majority of participants (79%) reported previous SCD knowledge; however, 21% of the participants reported no previous SCD knowledge. Results supp...
Source: Social Work in Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Soc Work Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Bedirian R, Soares AR, Maioli MC, de Medeiros JFF, Lopes AJ, Castier MB Abstract Introduction: Patients with sickle cell disease have increased left ventricular size, which is not usually accompanied by changes in systolic function indexes. We assessed echocardiographic abnormalities present in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and compared echocardiographic parameters to other sickle cell diseases (OSCD). Material and methods: A blind cross-sectional study with 60 patients with SCA and 16 patients with OSCD who underwent transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Results: Echocardiographic...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Condition:   Sickle Cell Disease Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Zinc;   Other: Placebo Sponsors:   Indiana University;   Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati;   Makerere University;   Jinja Regional Referral Hospital;   Université de Montréal Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The article gives is a short communication regarding the use of ketamine for the treatment of priapism in four children in the pediatric emergency department, with erections lasting at least 8 hours. While the authors were expecting to have to proceed with corporal irrigation, they documented that after sedation with ketamine, the penis detumesced in three, and the fourth required irrigation. It is interesting that the ketamine worked, even though the boys had sickle cell disease as the presumed cause of priapism.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Date: Tuesday, 05 29, 2018; Speaker: Paul Frenette, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
We presented this finding to the health minister, who praised our work and announced that the government would set up a tribal medical research centre in Gadchiroli. Eventually, though, the centre was set up in Pune (where there are no tribals) because researchers and doctors did not want to come to Gadchiroli.Disappointed, we approached the tribal leaders in the villages and requested them to put some pressure on the government to bring the centre to Gadchiroli. Their response took us unawares: “Doctor, this is your disease, not ours,” they said. “Did we ever tell you that we need help for this?” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Pediatric, Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Pediatric, Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
British Journal of Haematology, EarlyView.
Source: British Journal of Haematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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