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2014-01-24 11:33:02

Patients with sickle cell trait require more anemia drugs The presence of sickle cell trait among African Americans may help explain why those on dialysis require higher doses of an anemia medication than patients of other ethnicities, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Additional studies are needed to determine the long-term health consequences of this increased dosing. Sickle cell trait represents the...

2012-04-26 09:23:08

Reducing oxidative stress through exercise may eventually be used to treat sickle cell disease Sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited condition that causes red blood cells to sometimes deform into a crescent shape, affects an estimated 100,000 Americans, typically those of African descent. However, far more have sickle cell trait (SCT), caused when individuals carry just a single copy of the disease-causing mutation in their genes. Rather than all their red blood cells being affected,...

2012-01-26 12:42:13

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world´s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today issued a policy statement opposing mandatory screening of athletes for sickle cell trait as a prerequisite to athletic participation and urging athletics programs to adopt universal preventive interventions in their training programs to protect athletes from exertion-related illness and death. ASH´s position is in direct contrast to a...

2011-12-13 12:16:12

Study concludes that precautionary measures need to be enforced in order to protect all athletes from sudden death related to overexertion and exhaustion In response to a lawsuit after a college football player died from complications due to sickle cell trait (SCT) during a workout, the NCAA implemented mandatory SCT screening of all Division I student-athletes. A new study evaluated the impact of that policy and found that testing alone will help identify more than 2,000 athletes with...

2011-11-18 03:11:37

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 in SCA, with more than 25 percent of children with the...

2011-11-16 07:35:11

Public health officials need to give more attention to needs of people with blood disorders: American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement Public health should focus not only on reducing the burden of common diseases but also address the needs of people with blood disorders, experts say in a supplement to December's American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Even relatively common blood disorders fly below the public health system's radar with no established mechanisms for...


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