sickle-cell disease

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sickle-cell disease

[′sik·əl ¦sel di‚zēz]
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Dr Medkhour went on to laud the efforts of the Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care and the SMC sickle cell team in supporting research into the drug and raising awareness of the disease.
The documentary's premiere in 2010 in Kozhikod district in Kerala created a wave of seriousness about the sickle cell disease and brought the issue into the limelight.
We have all the resources and facilities in Bahrain, but these sickle cell deaths have not stopped.
He estimated that the incidence of acute silent infarction during acute anemic events is 633 per 100 patient-years in children with sickle cell disease, and 243 per 100 patient-years in children without sickle cell disease, based on the study's findings.
To help deal with his numerous sickle cell crises, the patient was initially administered hydroxyurea, but he was found to have an allergy towards the drug.
One of the largest studies so far into the possibly fatal link between sickle cell trait, when a carrier has inherited only one diseased gene, and intense physical exertion involvedmore than a million US Army recruits.
Nine years later, Stephen Pullens, a Black cadet, sued after being forced to resign from the Air Force Academy because he had the sickle cell trait.
The report, the first national survey of deaths caused by sickle cell disease, covered all hospitals and primary care trusts in the UK.
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.
These defects worsen with age and will become a bigger problem for society as more and more children with sickle cell disease survive into adulthood," said Dr.
Over the past seven years, collapse during exercise due to complications from sickle cell trait has killed nine athletes, Of 136 sudden, nontraumatic sports deaths of high school and college athletes over a decade, five percent were due to exertional sickling.
In 2001, we conducted a survey of Ugandan children with sickle cell disease and their mothers and found that human herpesvirus 8 infection was associated with transfusion in these children (5).