sickle-cell disease

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sickle-cell disease

[′sik·əl ¦sel di‚zēz]
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Here, the researchers injected the sickle cells into mice with severely hypoxic tumors.
9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The genetic mutation that causes sickle cell anemia also turns red blood cells into potent tumor killers and may offer a new way to treat cancers that are resistant to existing treatments, according to research published January 9, 2013 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David S.
Each year, 200,000 children die from undiagnosed sickle cell disease-related infections, respiratory distress, and sickle cell crisis.
The patient is a 26-year-old African America male with a history of homozygous sickle cell anemia with multiple secondary complications.
In addition to discomfort, studies have found that this health complication can worsen the side effects of sickle cell disease.
Twenty two sickle cell anaemia (SS), 47 sickle cell trait (AS) and 150 normal control (AA) individuals who were iron deficient, were given iron therapy for a period of 12 wk and the laboratory investigations were repeated at the 13th wk.
If one only had textbooks in medicine, or if one relied only on media comments, one would be led to believe that no sickle cell disease patients - (Ache/Ache like SS, SC, S betaThalassaemia, etc) - ever lived into adulthood.
Charlie will become one of the first 50 children in this country with sickle cell anemia to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
Capers and a friend, Yolanda Jones of Lancaster, are working with the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation to start a foundation chapter in northern Los Angeles County.
There were no reports of any sickle cell episodes during the course of treatment.
We are quite pleased at the dramatic results of the Phase I/II study, given the seriousness and lack of effective treatment for sickle cell anemia," said Dr.
Blood transfusion with normal red blood cells is commonly used for sickle cell disease patients to alleviate severe anemia or acute chest syndrome, and also to prevent complications like stroke in children with the disease.