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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...

2014-09-09 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...

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...


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