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2013-12-03 23:02:12

Malikah Amoh puts families first, founds "Timmy's Heart," a foundation for Sickle Cell awareness. Malikah Amoh and "Timmy's Heart" to hold holiday toy drive to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Anemia. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Budding entrepreneur Malikah Amoh founded The Timmy's Heart Foundation for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness The Timmy's Heart Foundation's mission is to educate people about sickle cell anemia and raise awareness of...

2013-09-02 00:20:31

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led national BABY HUG trial linked hydroxyurea to a 21 percent reduction in annual medical costs for young children with sickle cell anemia; savings expected to grow MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A drug proven effective for treatment of adults and children with sickle cell anemia reduced hospitalizations and cut annual estimated medical costs by 21 percent for affected infants and toddlers, according to an analysis...

2012-03-28 17:19:12

Researchers say their method, tested in human cells, may offer the first viable approach to gene transfer in sickle cell anemia A team of researchers led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has designed what appears to be a powerful gene therapy strategy that can treat both beta-thalassemia disease and sickle cell anemia. They have also developed a test to predict patient response before treatment. This study's findings, published in PLoS ONE, represents a new approach to...

2012-02-02 23:01:32

The disparity in stroke-related deaths among black and white children dramatically narrowed after prevention strategies changed to include ultrasound screening and chronic blood transfusions for children with sickle cell anemia, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. Before stroke prevention efforts changed in 1998, black children were 74 percent more likely to die from ischemic strokes than white children. This gap is in...

2011-12-12 16:11:38

Young infants and toddlers with sickle cell anemia who received the drug hydroxyurea were no more likely to have cellular genetic damage than those who received a placebo or inactive medicine, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., yesterday at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. These findings provide further evidence of the safety of hydroxyurea for children with sickle...

2011-12-12 15:41:19

Research assessing the safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea therapy in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and the use of pre-operative transfusions for patients with SCD who undergo low- and moderate-risk elective surgery will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Americans are affected each year by SCD, a serious disorder that causes normal red blood cells to become rigid and form in a crescent...

2011-12-11 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research assessing the safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea therapy in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and the use of pre-operative transfusions for patients with SCD who undergo low- and moderate-risk elective surgery will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Americans are affected each year by SCD, a serious disorder that causes normal...

2011-11-17 11:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Factors such as low hemoglobin levels, increased systolic blood pressure, and male gender are linked to a higher risk of silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs), or silent strokes, in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), according to results from a large, first-of-its-kind study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Silent strokes are the most common form of neurological injury found...

2011-05-13 10:43:14

A cancer drug already used to treat adults and school-age children with sickle cell anemia is safe and significantly reduces pain and other complications of the disease in children as young as 9 months, according to a national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher. Pediatric researchers at UT Southwestern and 13 other academic medical centers say hydroxyurea should be offered to all young children with sickle cell anemia, regardless of disease severity and clinical...