Transfusion Therapy in a Multi-Ethnic Sickle Cell Population Real-World Practice. a Preliminary Data Analysis of Multicentre Survey

Introduction. Despite the increasing of number of patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Italy, due to multi-ethnic migratory phenomena, a large percentage of Caucasian sickle population is already present in Italy mainly with b-thal/HbS genotype. Red cell transfusion is one effective treatment for both acute and chronic complications of SCD, while hydroxycarbamide (HC) is used to reduce the frequency of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) and decrease the need for blood transfusion.Through the National Comprehensive Reference Centers for SCD, the Italian Society of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies (SITE), in collaboration with the Society Italian Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (SIMTI) and the Italian Association of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology (AIEOP) conducted a national survey to collect information on different therapeutic approaches used for SCD patients.Aim. To assess therapeutic approaches used a large Italian cohort of patients with SCD, accounting for age, genotype and ethnicity.Patients and Methods. Observational Longitudinal Systemic Multicentre Study (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03397017). Data were collected from 2015 to 2018 through a standard web-based application (www.SITE-italia.org) encrypted by the Central Server. All the SCD patients, treated or not treated, were included in order to identify the overall number and all gave written informed consent. The study was approved by Ethics Committee of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda,...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 114. Hemoglobinopathies, Excluding Thalassemia-Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research

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