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2014-10-01 20:23:43

--Using Cellie Coping Kits with children with sickle cell disease demonstrates the hospital's commitment to support the whole child, providing medical care with emotional support -- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the need to provide emotional support to pediatric sickle cell patients, psychologists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed an evidence-based coping tool for children with sickle cell disease and their families...

2014-09-30 23:09:57

To mark National Sickle Cell Month which occurs every September, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article that sheds light on hematological disorders as disabling conditions. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 To mark National Sickle Cell Month which occurs every September, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article that sheds light on hematological disorders as disabling...

2014-09-22 12:31:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daktari Diagnostics, in collaboration with Harvard University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Zambia in Lusaka, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for a point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic test. Daktari, which commercializes diagnostic platforms to meet the health care needs in Africa, Asia, and...

2014-09-10 12:28:16

Experts available to comment on disease, new patient-care recommendations for coverage this month WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, celebrates research accomplishments in sickle cell disease (SCD) and calls for more research to better treat this debilitating disorder during National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month....

2014-09-09 16:26:45

Report illuminates important evidence gaps, Society calls for more research WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, today endorsed a new evidence-based expert panel report on the management of sickle cell disease published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) aimed at improving the care of patients with...

Faster, Cheaper Test Developed For Sickle Cell Disease
2014-09-02 03:27:42

Harvard University Newly developed test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes and could be used in rural clinics around the globe Within minutes after birth, every child in the US undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren't so lucky, meaning many suffer and die from the disease each year. A.J. Kumar hopes to put a halt to at least some of those deaths....

2014-09-01 16:22:40

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/689745/Sickle-Cell-Disease-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.html Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Sickle Cell Disease clinical trial...

2014-08-28 12:29:36

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of an innovative Erythroid Chimerism test to monitor erythroid lineage chimerism in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. This allows the physician to directly gauge the success of the transplant in these patients and provides physicians with actionable information to guide patient care. Sickle cell...

2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-07-16 08:26:59

KINDU, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 25 percent of Congolese adults have sickle cell anemia trait, a debilitating disease of the blood transmitted genetically to newborn children. Of the 50,000 Congolese children born annually with sickle cell, 75 percent will die before age two. Support from the Gertler Family Foundation [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) is saving the lives of hundreds of these children and...


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