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Sickle Cell Disease

Nocturnal Hypoxemia, Not Sleep Apnea, Linked to Sickle Cell Disease Complications

Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) often have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well. Although previous research has suggested that presence of OSA is...

School Nurses Need Education and Support to Care for Students With Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a rare but serious disease, and school nurses may not have experience assessing and managing complications in the school...
Nurse-Collected PRO Initiative May Improve QoL in Older Patients Receiving Treatment

Multi-Stakeholder Panel Develops Core Set of Outcomes for Future Research in Sickle Cell Disease

Treatment options for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) have increased quickly over the past several years. The landscape has expanded from the long-established...

Medicaid Enrollees with Sickle Cell Disease Are a High-Need, High-Cost Population

According to recent report in PLoS One, Medicaid enrollees who have sickle cell disease (SCD) are a high-need, high-cost population with often poor outcomes. People...
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Testing a Decision-Support Tool for Physicians and Patients Considering HCT in SCD

Healthcare providers may struggle with the decision to recommend hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for children with sickle cell disease (SCD). A recent report published...
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Oral Health Problems Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

A recent review article in Anemia revealed that oral and dental issues are significant problems in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), but noted...
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Consortium Research Reveals Sex-Based Differences in Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects the sexes differently, with men experiencing more life-threatening complications and women experiencing higher rates of depression and anxiety, more...
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