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FDA advisory committee expresses support for L-glutamine for sickle cell disease


Healio - May 24, 2017
Most patients (90.4%) had sickle cell anemia. The primary efficacy analysis compared frequency of sickle cell crises — defined as a visit to an ED or medical facility for SCD–related pain treated with a parenterally administered narcotic or ketorolac ...
 

Multidisciplinary Care Team Greatly Reduces Risk in Pregnant SCD Patients in Low-income Countries


Sickle Cell Anemia News - May 25, 2017
According to a study published in the American Journal of Hematology, the presence of a multidisciplinary clinical team can dramatically reduce maternal and perinatal mortality rates in pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD), especially in ...
 

How Yogurt Science Could Lead To A Cure For Sickle Cell Anemia


WBUR - Apr 28, 2017
Dr. Julie Losman, a physician-scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, told a memorable tale of sickle cell anemia and science at a Harvard rally before Boston's March for Science. It echoed a common theme, that ...
 

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Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health


by: Keith Wailoo
This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering.

Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine.
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Uncertain Suffering: Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease


by: Carolyn Rouse
On average, black Americans are sicker and die earlier than white Americans. Uncertain Suffering provides a richly nuanced examination of what this fact means for health care in the United States through the lens of sickle cell anemia, a disease that primarily affects blacks. In a wide ranging analysis that moves from individual patient cases to the compassionate yet distanced professionalism of health care specialists to the level of national policy, Carolyn Moxley Rouse uncovers the cultural assumptions that shape the quality and delivery of care for sickle cell patients.
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Race And Medicine in Nineteenth-and Early-Twentieth-Century America


by: Todd Savitt

An examination of the medical experiences of African Americans

During the days of slavery in America, racism and often-faulty medical theories contributed to an atmosphere in which African Americans were seen as chattel: some white physicians claimed that African Americans had physiological and anatomical differences that made them well suited for slavery. These attitudes continued into the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras.

In Race and Medicine historian Todd Savitt presents revised and updated versions of his seminal essays on the medical history of African Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in the South.
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Sickle cell anemia - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology


What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive genetic condition where the beta-globin protein subunit of hemoglobin is misshapen, ...
 

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Sickle Cell Anemia. Written by Paulo César Naoum and Alia F. M. Naoum. A São José do Rio Preto's Science and Technology Academy video.
 

Sickle Cell Anemia: A Patient's Journey


As a young child, Alexandria, now age 17, endured near-constant feelings of exhaustion and general sickness, which turned into severe pain at night.
 

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What is Sickle Cell Anemia? Learn what causes Sickle Cell Anemia and donate to www.fudgefoundation.com today. Let's find a cure for Sickle Cell together.
 

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Introduction to Sickle Cell Anemia Khan Academy NCLEX-RN Winner 2014.