Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Sickle Cell Trait: The condition of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S.Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.Hemoglobin, Sickle: An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.Erythrocytes, Abnormal: Oxygen-carrying RED BLOOD CELLS in mammalian blood that are abnormal in structure or function.Antisickling Agents: Agents used to prevent or reverse the pathological events leading to sickling of erythrocytes in sickle cell conditions.Hemoglobin SC Disease: One of the sickle cell disorders characterized by the presence of both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C. It is similar to, but less severe than sickle cell anemia.Fetal Hemoglobin: The major component of hemoglobin in the fetus. This HEMOGLOBIN has two alpha and two gamma polypeptide subunits in comparison to normal adult hemoglobin, which has two alpha and two beta polypeptide subunits. Fetal hemoglobin concentrations can be elevated (usually above 0.5%) in children and adults affected by LEUKEMIA and several types of ANEMIA.Anemia, Hemolytic: A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).Anemia, Aplastic: A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.Fanconi Anemia: Congenital disorder affecting all bone marrow elements, resulting in ANEMIA; LEUKOPENIA; and THROMBOPENIA, and associated with cardiac, renal, and limb malformations as well as dermal pigmentary changes. Spontaneous CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE is a feature of this disease along with predisposition to LEUKEMIA. There are at least 7 complementation groups in Fanconi anemia: FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, and FANCL. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=227650, August 20, 2004)Hydroxyurea: An antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis through the inhibition of ribonucleoside diphosphate reductase.Thalassemia: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune: Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.Anemia, Hypochromic: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)beta-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Anemia, Macrocytic: Anemia characterized by larger than normal erythrocytes, increased mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).Anemia, Pernicious: A megaloblastic anemia occurring in children but more commonly in later life, characterized by histamine-fast achlorhydria, in which the laboratory and clinical manifestations are based on malabsorption of vitamin B 12 due to a failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete adequate and potent intrinsic factor. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hemoglobinopathies: A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.Jamaica: An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Kingston. It was discovered in 1494 by Columbus and was a Spanish colony 1509-1655 until captured by the English. Its flourishing slave trade was abolished in the 19th century. It was a British colony 1655-1958 and a territory of the West Indies Federation 1958-62. It achieved full independence in 1962. The name is from the Arawak Xaymaca, rich in springs or land of springs. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p564 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p267)Acute Chest Syndrome: Respiratory syndrome characterized by the appearance of a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray, accompanied by symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain, tachypnea, or DYSPNEA, often seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA. Multiple factors (e.g., infection, and pulmonary FAT EMBOLISM) may contribute to the development of the syndrome.alpha-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hemoglobin C Disease: A disease characterized by compensated hemolysis with a normal hemoglobin level or a mild to moderate anemia. There may be intermittent abdominal discomfort, splenomegaly, and slight jaundice.Anemia, Sideroblastic: Anemia characterized by the presence of erythroblasts containing excessive deposits of iron in the marrow.Hemolysis: The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.Hemoglobin A: Normal adult human hemoglobin. The globin moiety consists of two alpha and two beta chains.Anemia, Megaloblastic: A disorder characterized by the presence of ANEMIA, abnormally large red blood cells (megalocytes or macrocytes), and MEGALOBLASTS.Erythrocyte Count: The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.Infectious Anemia Virus, Equine: A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus equine lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, EQUINE), causing acute and chronic infection in horses. It is transmitted mechanically by biting flies, mosquitoes, and midges, and iatrogenically through unsterilized equipment. Chronic infection often consists of acute episodes with remissions.Anemia, Refractory: A severe sometimes chronic anemia, usually macrocytic in type, that does not respond to ordinary antianemic therapy.Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital: Hemolytic anemia due to various intrinsic defects of the erythrocyte.Erythrocyte Indices: ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).Hemoglobins, Abnormal: Hemoglobins characterized by structural alterations within the molecule. The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.Erythrocyte Deformability: Ability of ERYTHROCYTES to change shape as they pass through narrow spaces, such as the microvasculature.Hematocrit: The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood: Repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged. Used in treatment of fetal erythroblastosis, hepatic coma, sickle cell anemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, septicemia, burns, thrombotic thrombopenic purpura, and fulminant malaria.Hemoglobin C: A commonly occurring abnormal hemoglobin in which lysine replaces a glutamic acid residue at the sixth position of the beta chains. It results in reduced plasticity of erythrocytes.Leg Ulcer: Ulceration of the skin and underlying structures of the lower extremity. About 90% of the cases are due to venous insufficiency (VARICOSE ULCER), 5% to arterial disease, and the remaining 5% to other causes.Globins: A superfamily of proteins containing the globin fold which is composed of 6-8 alpha helices arranged in a characterstic HEME enclosing structure.Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic: The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a blood disease (HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES) which involves BLOOD CELLS or COAGULATION FACTORS. The hematologic disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.Erythrocyte Aging: The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.Erythropoietin: Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Erythrocyte Transfusion: The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Equine Infectious Anemia: Viral disease of horses caused by the equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV; INFECTIOUS ANEMIA VIRUS, EQUINE). It is characterized by intermittent fever, weakness, and anemia. Chronic infection consists of acute episodes with remissions.Reticulocytes: Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Splenic Infarction: Insufficiency of arterial or venous blood supply to the spleen due to emboli, thrombi, vascular torsion, or pressure that produces a macroscopic area of necrosis. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Erythrocyte Membrane: The semi-permeable outer structure of a red blood cell. It is known as a red cell 'ghost' after HEMOLYSIS.Hemoglobinometry: Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.Chicken anemia virus: The type species of GYROVIRUS, a small, non-enveloped DNA virus originally isolated from contaminated vaccines in Japan. It causes chicken infectious anemia and may possibly play a key role in hemorrhagic anemia syndrome, anemia dermatitis, and blue wing disease.Anemia, Dyserythropoietic, Congenital: A familial disorder characterized by ANEMIA with multinuclear ERYTHROBLASTS, karyorrhexis, asynchrony of nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation, and various nuclear abnormalities of bone marrow erythrocyte precursors (ERYTHROID PRECURSOR CELLS). Type II is the most common of the 3 types; it is often referred to as HEMPAS, based on the Hereditary Erythroblast Multinuclearity with Positive Acidified Serum test.Erythropoiesis: The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.Anemia, Diamond-Blackfan: A rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy. The disease is characterized by a moderate to severe macrocytic anemia, occasional neutropenia or thrombocytosis, a normocellular bone marrow with erythroid hypoplasia, and an increased risk of developing leukemia. (Curr Opin Hematol 2000 Mar;7(2):85-94)Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.Blood Viscosity: The internal resistance of the BLOOD to shear forces. The in vitro measure of whole blood viscosity is of limited clinical utility because it bears little relationship to the actual viscosity within the circulation, but an increase in the viscosity of circulating blood can contribute to morbidity in patients suffering from disorders such as SICKLE CELL ANEMIA and POLYCYTHEMIA.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins: A diverse group of proteins whose genetic MUTATIONS have been associated with the chromosomal instability syndrome FANCONI ANEMIA. Many of these proteins play important roles in protecting CELLS against OXIDATIVE STRESS.Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)Ferritins: Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.Oxygen: An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.Erythrocyte Aggregation: The formation of clumps of RED BLOOD CELLS under low or non-flow conditions, resulting from the attraction forces between the red blood cells. The cells adhere to each other in rouleaux aggregates. Slight mechanical force, such as occurs in the circulation, is enough to disperse these aggregates. Stronger or weaker than normal aggregation may result from a variety of effects in the ERYTHROCYTE MEMBRANE or in BLOOD PLASMA. The degree of aggregation is affected by ERYTHROCYTE DEFORMABILITY, erythrocyte membrane sialylation, masking of negative surface charge by plasma proteins, etc. BLOOD VISCOSITY and the ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE are affected by the amount of erythrocyte aggregation and are parameters used to measure the aggregation.gamma-Globins: Members of the beta-globin family. In humans, two non-allelic types of gamma-globin - A gamma and G gamma are encoded in the beta-globin gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 11. Two gamma-globin chains combine with two ZETA-GLOBIN chains to form the embryonic hemoglobin Portland. Fetal HEMOGLOBIN F is formed from two gamma-globin chains combined with two ALPHA-GLOBIN chains.Nigeria: A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.Reticulocyte Count: The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.Oxyhemoglobins: A compound formed by the combination of hemoglobin and oxygen. It is a complex in which the oxygen is bound directly to the iron without causing a change from the ferrous to the ferric state.Hemorheology: The deformation and flow behavior of BLOOD and its elements i.e., PLASMA; ERYTHROCYTES; WHITE BLOOD CELLS; and BLOOD PLATELETS.beta-Globins: Members of the beta-globin family. In humans, they are encoded in a gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 11. They include epsilon-globin, gamma-globin, delta-globin and beta-globin. There is also a pseudogene of beta (theta-beta) in the gene cluster. Adult HEMOGLOBIN is comprised of two ALPHA-GLOBIN chains and two beta-globin chains.Dimethyl Adipimidate: Bifunctional cross-linking agent that links covalently free amino groups of proteins or polypeptides, including those in cell membranes. It is used as reagent or fixative in immunohistochemistry and is a proposed antisickling agent.Anemia, Neonatal: The mildest form of erythroblastosis fetalis in which anemia is the chief manifestation.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Splenic DiseasesLutheran Blood-Group System: A complex blood group system having pairs of alternate antigens and amorphic genes, but also subject to a dominant independently segregating repressor.Hematinics: Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.Anemia, Refractory, with Excess of Blasts: Chronic refractory anemia with granulocytopenia, and/or thrombocytopenia. Myeloblasts and progranulocytes constitute 5 to 40 percent of the nucleated marrow cells.Kidney Papillary Necrosis: A complication of kidney diseases characterized by cell death involving KIDNEY PAPILLA in the KIDNEY MEDULLA. Damages to this area may hinder the kidney to concentrate urine resulting in POLYURIA. Sloughed off necrotic tissue may block KIDNEY PELVIS or URETER. Necrosis of multiple renal papillae can lead to KIDNEY FAILURE.Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: A disease-producing enzyme deficiency subject to many variants, some of which cause a deficiency of GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE activity in erythrocytes, leading to hemolytic anemia.Priapism: A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.Blood Cell Count: The number of LEUKOCYTES and ERYTHROCYTES per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD. A complete blood count (CBC) also includes measurement of the HEMOGLOBIN; HEMATOCRIT; and ERYTHROCYTE INDICES.Erythrocyte Inclusions: Pathologic inclusions occurring in erythrocytes.Osmotic Fragility: RED BLOOD CELL sensitivity to change in OSMOTIC PRESSURE. When exposed to a hypotonic concentration of sodium in a solution, red cells take in more water, swell until the capacity of the cell membrane is exceeded, and burst.2,3-Diphosphoglycerate: A highly anionic organic phosphate which is present in human red blood cells at about the same molar ratio as hemoglobin. It binds to deoxyhemoglobin but not the oxygenated form, therefore diminishing the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin. This is essential in enabling hemoglobin to unload oxygen in tissue capillaries. It is also an intermediate in the conversion of 3-phosphoglycerate to 2-phosphoglycerate by phosphoglycerate mutase (EC 5.4.2.1). (From Stryer Biochemistry, 4th ed, p160; Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p508)Neonatal Screening: The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group C Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that regulates the activities of CYTOCHROME P450 REDUCTASE and GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE. It is found predominately in the CYTOPLASM, but moves to the CELL NUCLEUS in response to FANCE PROTEIN.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group D2 Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that undergoes mono-ubiquitination by FANCL PROTEIN in response to DNA DAMAGE. Also, in response to IONIZING RADIATION it can undergo PHOSPHORYLATION by ataxia telangiectasia mutated protein. Modified FANCD2 interacts with BRCA2 PROTEIN in a stable complex with CHROMATIN, and it is involved in DNA REPAIR by homologous RECOMBINATION.Retinal DiseasesFanconi Anemia Complementation Group A Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that is the most commonly mutated protein in FANCONI ANEMIA. It undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by PROTEIN KINASE B and forms a complex with FANCC PROTEIN in the CELL NUCLEUS.Hemoglobin A2: An adult hemoglobin component normally present in hemolysates from human erythrocytes in concentrations of about 3%. The hemoglobin is composed of two alpha chains and two delta chains. The percentage of HbA2 varies in some hematologic disorders, but is about double in beta-thalassemia.Hyphema: Bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye.Splenectomy: Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Hypertension, Pulmonary: Increased VASCULAR RESISTANCE in the PULMONARY CIRCULATION, usually secondary to HEART DISEASES or LUNG DISEASES.Premarital Examinations: Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.Heinz Bodies: Abnormal intracellular inclusions, composed of denatured hemoglobin, found on the membrane of red blood cells. They are seen in thalassemias, enzymopathies, hemoglobinopathies, and after splenectomy.Splenomegaly: Enlargement of the spleen.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.MethemoglobinDiphosphoglyceric AcidsEnuresis: Involuntary discharge of URINE after expected age of completed development of urinary control. This can happen during the daytime (DIURNAL ENURESIS) while one is awake or during sleep (NOCTURNAL ENURESIS). Enuresis can be in children or in adults (as persistent primary enuresis and secondary adult-onset enuresis).Mediterranean Islands: Scattered islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The chief islands are the Balearic Islands (belong to Spain; Majorca and Minorca are among these), Corsica (belongs to France), Crete (belongs to Greece), CYPRUS (a republic), the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Ionian Islands (belong to Greece), MALTA (a republic), Sardinia and SICILY (belong to Italy). (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p747)Spherocytosis, Hereditary: A group of familial congenital hemolytic anemias characterized by numerous abnormally shaped erythrocytes which are generally spheroidal. The erythrocytes have increased osmotic fragility and are abnormally permeable to sodium ions.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital Nonspherocytic: Any one of a group of congenital hemolytic anemias in which there is no abnormal hemoglobin or spherocytosis and in which there is a defect of glycolysis in the erythrocyte. Common causes include deficiencies in GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE ISOMERASE; PYRUVATE KINASE; and GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE.Pallor: A clinical manifestation consisting of an unnatural paleness of the skin.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Hematologic Tests: Tests used in the analysis of the hemic system.Hemoglobinuria: The presence of free HEMOGLOBIN in the URINE, indicating hemolysis of ERYTHROCYTES within the vascular system. After saturating the hemoglobin-binding proteins (HAPTOGLOBINS), free hemoglobin begins to appear in the urine.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency: Backflow of blood from the RIGHT VENTRICLE into the RIGHT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the TRICUSPID VALVE.

Polymer structure and solubility of deoxyhemoglobin S in the presence of high concentrations of volume-excluding 70-kDa dextran. Effects of non-s hemoglobins and inhibitors. (1/2332)

Earlier observations indicated that volume exclusion by admixed non-hemoglobin macromolecules lowered the polymer solubility ("Csat") of deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) S, presumably by increasing its activity. In view of the potential usefulness of these observations for in vitro studies of sickling-related polymerization, we examined the ultrastructure, solubility behavior, and phase distributions of deoxygenated mixtures of Hb S with 70-kDa dextran, a relatively inert, low ionic strength space-filling macromolecule. Increasing admixture of dextran progressively lowered the Csat of deoxyHb S. With 12 g/dl dextran, a 5-fold decrease in apparent Csat ("dextran-Csat") was obtained together with acceptable sensitivity and proportionality with the standard Csat when assessing the effects of non-S Hb admixtures (A, C, and F) or polymerization inhibitors (alkylureas or phenylalanine). The volume fraction of dextran excluding Hb was 70-75% of total deoxyHb-dextran (12 g/dl) volumes. Electron microscopy showed polymer fibers and fiber-to-crystal transitions indistinguishable from those formed without dextran. Thus when Hb quantities are limited, as with genetically engineered recombinant Hbs or transgenic sickle mice, the dextran-Csat provides convenient and reliable screening of effects of Hb S modifications on polymerization under near-physiological conditions, avoiding problems of high ionic strength.  (+info)

Sustained induction of fetal hemoglobin by pulse butyrate therapy in sickle cell disease. (2/2332)

High levels of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) protect from many of the complications of sickle cell disease and lead to improved survival. Butyrate and other short chain fatty acids were previously shown to increase Hb F production in erythroid cells in vitro and in animal models in vivo. However, butyrates are also known to inhibit the proliferation of many cell types, including erythroid cells. Experience with the use of butyrate in animal models and in early clinical trials demonstrated that the Hb F response may be lost after prolonged administration of high doses of butyrate. We hypothesized that this loss of response may be a result of the antiproliferative effects of butyrate. We designed a regimen consisting of intermittent or pulse therapy in which butyrate was administered for 4 days followed by 10 to 24 days with no drug exposure. This pulse regimen induced fetal globin gene expression in 9 of 11 patients. The mean Hb F in this group increased from 7.2% to 21.0% (P <.002) after intermittent butyrate therapy for a mean duration of 29.9 weeks. This was associated with a parallel increase in the number of F cells and F reticulocytes. The total hemoglobin levels also increased from a mean of 7.8 g/dL to a mean of 8.8 g/dL (P <.006). The increased levels of Hb F were sustained in all responders, including 1 patient who has been on pulse butyrate therapy for more than 28 months. This regimen, which resulted in a marked and sustained increase in Hb F levels in more than two thirds of the adult sickle cell patients enrolled in this study, was well tolerated without adverse side effects. These encouraging results require confirmation along with an appropriate evaluation of clinical outcomes in a larger number of patients with sickle cell disease.  (+info)

In vivo blood flow abnormalities in the transgenic knockout sickle cell mouse. (3/2332)

The accepted importance of circulatory impairment to sickle cell anemia remains to be verified by in vivo experimentation. Intravital microscopy studies of blood flow in patients are limited to circulations that can be viewed noninvasively and are restricted from deliberate perturbations of the circulation. Further knowledge of sickle blood flow abnormalities has awaited an animal model of human sickle cell disease. We compared blood flow in the mucosal-intestinal microvessels of normal mice with that in transgenic knockout sickle cell mice that have erythrocytes containing only human hemoglobin S and that exhibit a degree of hemolytic anemia and pathological complications similar to the human disease. In sickle cell mice, in addition to seeing blood flow abnormalities such as sludging in all microvessels, we detected decreased blood flow velocity in venules of all diameters. Flow responses to hyperoxia in both normal and sickle cell mice were dramatic, but opposite: Hyperoxia promptly slowed or halted flow in normal mice but markedly enhanced flow in sickle cell mice. Intravital microscopic studies of this murine model provide important insights into sickle cell blood flow abnormalities and suggest that this model can be used to evaluate the causes of abnormal flow and new approaches to therapy of sickle cell disease.  (+info)

Candida dubliniensis candidemia in patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and bone marrow transplantation. (4/2332)

The recently described species Candida dubliniensis has been recovered primarily from superficial oral candidiasis in HIV-infected patients. No clinically documented invasive infections were reported until now in this patient group or in other immunocompromised patients. We report three cases of candidemia due to this newly emerging Candida species in HIV-negative patients with chemotherapy-induced immunosuppression and bone marrow transplantation.  (+info)

Development of viral vectors for gene therapy of beta-chain hemoglobinopathies: optimization of a gamma-globin gene expression cassette. (5/2332)

Progress toward gene therapy of beta-chain hemoglobinopathies has been limited in part by poor expression of globin genes in virus vectors. To derive an optimal expression cassette, we systematically analyzed the sequence requirements and relative strengths of the Agamma- and beta-globin promoters, the activities of various erythroid-specific enhancers, and the importance of flanking and intronic sequences. Expression was analyzed by RNase protection after stable plasmid transfection of the murine erythroleukemia cell line, MEL585. Promoter truncation studies showed that the Agamma-globin promoter could be deleted to -159 without affecting expression, while deleting the beta-globin promoter to -127 actually increased expression compared with longer fragments. Expression from the optimal beta-globin gene promoter was consistently higher than that from the optimal Agamma-globin promoter, regardless of the enhancer used. Enhancers tested included a 2.5-kb composite of the beta-globin locus control region (termed a muLCR), a combination of the HS2 and HS3 core elements of the LCR, and the HS-40 core element of the alpha-globin locus. All three enhancers increased expression from the beta-globin gene to roughly the same extent, while the HS-40 element was notably less effective with the Agamma-globin gene. However, the HS-40 element was able to efficiently enhance expression of a Agamma-globin gene linked to the beta-globin promoter. Inclusion of extended 3' sequences from either the beta-globin or the Agamma-globin genes had no significant effect on expression. A 714-bp internal deletion of Agamma-globin intron 2 unexpectedly increased expression more than twofold. With the combination of a -127 beta-globin promoter, an Agamma-globin gene with the internal deletion of intron 2, and a single copy of the HS-40 enhancer, gamma-globin expression averaged 166% of murine alpha-globin mRNA per copy in six pools and 105% in nine clones. When placed in a retrovirus vector, this cassette was also expressed at high levels in MEL585 cells (averaging 75% of murine alpha-globin mRNA per copy) without reducing virus titers. However, recombined provirus or aberrant splicing was observed in 5 of 12 clones, indicating a significant degree of genetic instability. Taken together, these data demonstrate the development of an optimal expression cassette for gamma-globin capable of efficient expression in a retrovirus vector and form the basis for further refinement of vectors containing this cassette.  (+info)

Osteonecrosis of the hip in sickle-cell disease associated with tuberculous arthritis. A review of 15 cases. (6/2332)

We report a study of 15 cases of tuberculous hips with sickle-cell disease who presented during 1991-1993. Although the osteonecrosis was long-standing, biopsy was nearly always required to reveal the more recent tuberculous infection. Management consisted of 6 months of anti-tuberculous chemotherapy with appropriate palliative surgery 5-8 weeks after the start of drug treatment. The operative techniques which we used are described. The results were good both post-operatively, and in 12 patients followed-up at an average of 3 years. We recommend this combined management for the treatment of secondary tuberculous infections of hips previously damaged by sickle-cell disease.  (+info)

Large cerebral vessel disease in sickle cell anaemia. (7/2332)

An 18 year old male with documented sickle cell disease was admitted to the hospital for the final time in coma. Cerebral angiography revealed multiple stenotic lesions of the large cerebral vessels. The pathology of this large vessel involvement is demonstrated and the potential contribution of large as opposed to small cerebral vessel disease in the neurological manifestations of sickle cell anaemia is discussed.  (+info)

Perceived stress factors and coping mechanisms among mothers of children with sickle cell disease in western Nigeria. (8/2332)

While many studies have looked at the stressful effects of chronic illness of those who suffer such conditions, less is known about the effects on caregivers, especially in developing countries. Mothers in particular must bear the brunt of care and stress for children who have sickle cell disease (SCD). A sample of 200 mothers attending six SCD clinics in both public and private hospitals in the Ibadan-Ibarapa Health Zone of Oyo State, Nigeria, were interviewed. Stress levels were measured using an instrument comprised of stressors listed by mothers themselves in focus group discussions that preceded the survey. Higher levels of stress were associated with less educated and older women, as well as non-married women and those in polygamous households. Stress levels were also greater when there was more than one child with SCD in the family and when the index child was of school age. Coping mechanisms varied according to the category of stressor. Financial stress and disease factors were met with confrontation while family sources of stress were either complained about, accepted or avoided. Knowledge of the different types of mothers who experience more stress and of their preferred coping mechanisms can be useful in designing clinic-based counseling.  (+info)

*Fetal hemoglobin

Hemoglobinopathies Transport across the placenta American Sickle Cell Anemia Association SCDAA: Break The Sickle Cycle ... May 1995). "Effect of hydroxyurea on the frequency of painful crises in sickle cell anemia. Investigators of the Multicenter ... Study of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia". The New England Journal of Medicine. 332 (20): 1317-22. PMID 7715639. doi:10.1056/ ... Hydroxyurea promotes the production of fetal hemoglobin and can thus be used to treat sickle-cell disease. The fetal ...

*Beta thalassemia

Reductions in HbA available overall to fill the red blood cells in turn leads to microcytic anemia. Microcytic anemia ... A study aimed at detecting the genes that could give rise to offspring with sickle cell disease. Patients diagnosed with beta ... "washed red cells" or "cryopreserved red cells." Washed red cells have been removed of plasma proteins that would have become a ... Cryopreserved red cells are used to maintain a supply of rare donor units for patients with unusual red cell antibodies or ...

*Autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Diagnosis is made by first ruling out other causes of hemolytic anemia, such as G6PD, thalassemia, sickle-cell disease, etc. ... A hemolytic state exists whenever the red cell survival time is shortened from the normal average of 120 days. Hemolytic anemia ... Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (or autoimmune haemolytic anaemia; AIHA) occurs when antibodies directed against the person's own ... Although MeSH uses the term "autoimmune hemolytic anemia", some sources prefer the term "immunohemolytic anemia" so drug ...

*Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease

Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Anemia - Oregon State University Library Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease - reproduction of ... "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease" is a 1949 scientific paper by Linus Pauling, Harvey A. Itano, Seymour J. Singer and ... Pauling, Linus; Harvey A. Itano; S. J. Singer; Ibert C. Wells (1949-11-01). "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science ... Strasser, Bruno J. (1999-11-19). "Perspectives: Molecular Medicine: "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease"". Science. 286 ( ...

*Erythrocyte fragility

... iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, hyponatremia, polycythemia vera, and sickle cell anemia after splenectomy. New approaches ... "A comparison of hemolysis and red cell mechanical fragility in blood collected with different cell salvage suction devices". ... It can be thought of as the degree or proportion of hemolysis that occurs when a sample of red blood cells are subjected to ... When multiple levels of stress are applied to a given population/sample of cells, a fragility profile can be obtained by ...

*Hemoglobinopathy

Some well-known hemoglobin variants such as sickle-cell anemia and congenital dyserythropoietic anemia are responsible for ... Anemia due to reduced life span of the red cells of reduced production of the cells e. g. hemoglobin S, C and E. Increased ... Common hemoglobinopathies include sickle-cell disease. It is estimated that 7% of world's population (420 million) are carriers ... In patients predisposed for rapid clearance of red blood cells, this may lead to early destruction of cells infected with the ...

*Point mutation

... results in the disease known as Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle-Cell Anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects 1 in 500 ... Sickle-cell anemia is caused by a point mutation in the β-globin chain of hemoglobin, causing the hydrophilic amino acid ... "Anemia, Sickle Cell". Genes and Disease. Bethesda MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 1998. NBK22183. Clancy S ( ... These sickle-shaped cells cannot carry nearly as much oxygen as normal red blood cells and they get caught more easily in the ...

*Distal renal tubular acidosis

Sickle cell anemia. Toxins, including ifosfamide (more commonly causing pRTA than dRTA), toluene, lithium carbonate and ... Cell Biol. 37 (6): 1151-61. doi:10.1016/j.biocel.2005.01.002. PMID 15778079. Buckalew VM Jr (1989). "Nephrolithiasis in renal ... Distal RTA is characterized by a failure of acid secretion by the alpha intercalated cells of the cortical collecting duct of ... 1997). "Familial distal renal tubular acidosis is associated with mutations in the red cell anion exchanger (Band 3, AE1) gene ...

*Joseph Lennox Pawan

... sickle-cell anaemia; and the mosquito transmission of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomeyelitis Virus in Trinidad. But he will best ...

*Hematology

Sickle Cell Anemia ...thalassemia == Blood disorders Hematologists Hematology topics http://www.austincc.edu/mlt/clin1/ ... Anemias (lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin) Hematological malignancies Coagulopathies (disorders of bleeding and ... It involves treating diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood ... Blood Venous blood Venipuncture Hematopoiesis Blood tests Cord blood Red blood cells Erythropoiesis Erythropoietin Iron ...

*Balancing selection

A well-studied case is that of sickle cell anemia in humans, a hereditary disease that damages red blood cells. Sickle cell ... The sickle-cell and Haemoglobin C genes in some African populations. Ann. Human Genet. 21, 67-89. Sickle cell anemia. 2009. ... A person who inherits the sickle cell gene from one parent and a normal hemoglobin allele (HgbA) from the other, has a normal ... Malaria versus sickle-cell trait distributions Frequency-dependent selection occurs when the fitness of a phenotype is ...

*New York Blood Center

"FDA Approves Immucor's PreciseType HEA Test to Screen for Sickle Cell Trait". Sickle Cell Anemia News. Retrieved 22 November ... Through its work with cord blood, stem cells and sickle cell treatments, NYBC is a leader in precision medicine, which takes ... The PreciseType HEA test screens blood donors for sickle cell trait (SCT), an inherited blood disorder that affects 1 million ... "FDA approves Immucor's PreciseType® HEA Test to be used for screening blood donors for Sickle Cell Trait (SCT)". Nasdaq. 21 ...

*HBB

Luzzatto L (2012). "Sickle cell anaemia and malaria". Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 4 (1): e2012065. doi:10.4084/MJHID. ... are resistant to malaria and develop minimal effects of the anaemia. Sickle cell disease is closely related to another mutant ... The most common is HbS, which causes sickle cell disease. HbS is produced by a point mutation in HBB in which the codon GAG is ... Mutations in the gene produce several variants of the proteins which are implicated with genetic disorders such as sickle-cell ...

*Tutankhamun

Pays, JF (December 2010). "Tutankhamun and sickle-cell anaemia". Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 103 (5, number 5): 346-347. doi:10.1007/ ... In June 2010, German scientists said they believed there was evidence that he had died of sickle cell disease. Other experts, ... however, rejected the hypothesis of homozygous sickle cell disease based on survival beyond the age of 5 and the location of ... which is characteristic of Freiberg-Kohler syndrome rather than sickle-cell disease.[citation needed] Research conducted in ...

*Borris Miles

Miles has sickle cell anemia. http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/fyiwebdocs/PDF/house/dist146/m1.pdf "Simpson Withdraws, Straus ...

*Genetic carrier

Sickle cell anemia is the most common genetic disorder among African Americans in the United States. While approximately 8% are ... doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2004.tb00426.x. B., G. (October 5, 1956). "Malaria and Sickle-Cell Anemia". Science. 124: 619-624. doi: ... The test looks at a person's DNA, which is taken from cells in a blood sample or from cells that are gently scraped from inside ...

*Verne Mason

Mason VR: Sickle cell anemia. JAMA 1922;79:1318-1320. Frank Capra. The Name Above the Title. Macmillan. New York. 1971. p. 174 ... As a medical resident at Hopkins in 1922 Mason gave the disease sickle cell anemia its name. When motion picture director Frank ...

*Nosology

This was introduced in November 1949, with the seminal paper, "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease", in Science magazine, ... "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science, 25 November 1949, vol. 110, no. 2865, pp. 543-548. http://www.mayo.edu/ ...

*Kings County Hospital Center

Working with populations in which sickle cell anemia was endemic, in 1966, KCH physicians Drs. Margaret G. Robinson and R. ... "Pneumococcal Meningitis in Sickle-Cell Anemia". New England Journal of Medicine. 274: 1006-1008. doi:10.1056/ ... These results proved paramount in establishing the practice of vaccinating patients suffering from sickle-cell anemia against ... Janet Watson observed a high incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in sickle cell patients - a similar rate to that of post- ...

*Linus Pauling

His success with sickle cell anemia led Pauling to speculate that a number of other diseases, including mental illnesses such ... It was the first proof of a human disease caused by an abnormal protein, and sickle cell anemia became the first disease ... Pauling, L.; Itano, H. A.; Singer, S. J.; Wells, I. C. (25 November 1949). "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science. ... In November 1949, Pauling, Harvey Itano, S. J. Singer and Ibert Wells published "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease" in ...

*Molecular medicine

"Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science, 25 November 1949, vol. 110, no. 2865, pp. 543-548. BJ Strasser, Perspectives ... In November 1949, with the seminal paper, "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease", in Science magazine, Linus Pauling, Harvey ... "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease"] Science, 19 November 1999, vol. 286, no.5444, pp. 1488 - 1490. RJ Williams (1956) ... The concept of the distribution of medicine to each individual cell just as oxygen would be an example of the practice of ...

*Harvey Itano

While at Caltech, Itano joined the lab of Linus Pauling and began working on sickle cell anemia, a genetic disease that Pauling ... recognizing his sickle cell work. Pauling, Linus; Harvey A. Itano; S. J. Singer; Ibert C. Wells (1949-11-01). "Sickle Cell ... Ingram, V. M. (1956-10-13). "A Specific Chemical Difference Between the Globins of Normal Human and Sickle-Cell Anaemia ... Pauling was convinced that sickle cell disease was caused by defective hemoglobin, and set Itano to find out what made sickle ...

*Bibliography of biology

Pauling, Linus; Harvey A. Itano; S. J. Singer; Ibert C. Wells (1949). "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science. 110 ( ... which are defined as any microscopic organism that comprises either a single cell (unicellular), cell clusters or no cell at ... This section contains a list of works on cell biology, the study of cells - their physiological properties, their structure, ... 2001). Landmark papers in cell biology : selected research articles celebrating forty years of the American Society for Cell ...

*Host-parasite coevolution

One example is sickle cell anemia. It is due to a mutation in the hemoglobin gene leading to sickle shape formation of red ... The alternative homozygote, which does not carry the sickle cell disease allele, is susceptible to infection by Plasmodium. As ... CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) "What Is Sickle Cell Disease?". National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. June ... Hence, homozygote and heterozygote genotypes for the sickle-cell disease allele show malaria resistance, while the homozygote ...

*Hemoglobin Hopkins-2

Doctors Taliaferro and Huck discovered a latent form of sickle cell anemia. Their study on sickle cell anemia was the first of ... Beginning in 1920, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital conducted research on sickle cell anemia, or sickle cell disease. Although ... There is a lack of phenotypic expression of Ho-2 in terms of sickle cell, so a person with sickle cell and hemoglobin Hopkins-2 ... There were, however, no sickled cells found in the blood and they had no symptoms relating to sickle cell. There was also a ...

*Brain ischemia

Sickle cell anemia may cause brain ischemia associated with the irregularly shaped blood cells. Sickle shaped blood cells clot ... Individuals with sickle cell anemia, compressed blood vessels, ventricular tachycardia, plaque buildup in the arteries, blood ... The causes of brain ischemia vary from sickle cell anemia to congenital heart defects. Symptoms of brain ischemia can include ... Focal brain ischemia reduces blood flow to a specific brain region, increasing the risk of cell death to that particular area. ...

*Thromboxane receptor

... vascular complications due to sickle cell anemia; other cardiovascular diseases including heart attack, stroke, and peripheral ... cell movement) of native T cells; and impairs the adhesion of dendritic cells to T cells thereby inhibiting dendritic cell- ... Foulon I, Bachir D, Galacteros F, Maclouf J (1993). "Increased in vivo production of thromboxane in patients with sickle cell ... Both isoforms stimulate cells in part by activating the Gq family of G proteins. In at least certain cell types, however, TPα ...
Background: Sickle cell disease (HbSS) is a major health problem in Nigeria and ma-laria has been implicated as a leading cause of morbidity/mortality in sickle cell disease patients. Few reasons were put forward to explain the observed morbidity/mortality of HbSS subjects due to Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria. Objectives: To determine the level of immunoglobulin classes (IgM, IgA, and IgG) and regulators of complement system (C1 inhibitor and C3 activator) in Nigerian HbSS patients with and without P. falciparum parasitemia. Methods: A total of 64 subjects were considered, including 10 HbSS genotypic subjects with P. falciparum parasitemia (HbSS+PfM), 18 HbAA genotypic subjects with P. falciparum parasitemia (HbAA+PfM), 20 HbSS without P. falciparum parasitemia (HbSS-PfM), and 16 HbAA genotypic subjects with-out P. falciparum parasitemia (HbAA-PfM). IgM, IgA, IgG, C1 inhibitor, and C3 acti-vator titers were quantified by single radial immunodiffusion method. Results: The mean levels of
Treatment of Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia - a condition in which there arent enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body, Under normal circumstances, your red blood cells are flexible and round, and they move easily through your blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of your body. In people with sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid and sticky and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons, These irregular-shaped blood cells die prematurely, resulting in a chronic shortage of red blood cells. Plus, they can get stuck when traveling through small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to certain parts of the body. This produces pain and can lead to the serious complications of sickle cell anemia, Theres no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia. However, treatments can relieve pain and prevent further problems associated with sickle cell anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia Symptoms
E most common type is known as sickle cell anaemia (SCA). Bies and children age 2 and. Wever, knowledge of sickle? Alth experts have long believed that sickle cell gene variants. Ckle cell disease (SCD) encompasses a group of hemoglobinopathies characterized by a single amino acid substitution in the ß globin chain. Ckle Cell News for September. As a result, treatment for sickle cell anemia is usually aimed at avoiding crises, relieving symptoms and preventing complications. Wever, knowledge of sickle. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a persons parents. The Sickle Cell Disease Process. Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its variants are genetic disorders resulting from the presence of a mutated form of hemoglobin, hemoglobin S (HbS) (see the. Sickle cell trait is a benign carrier condition, usually with none of the symptoms of sickle cell anemia or other sickle cell diseases. RESEARCH PAGE. INTRODUCTION. Ndmark Article in New England Journal of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Thrombotic thrombacytopenic purpura in a patient with sickle cell crisis. AU - Bolaños-Meade,J.. AU - Keung,Y. K.. AU - López-Arvizu,C.. AU - Florendo,R.. AU - Cobos,E.. PY - 1999/12. Y1 - 1999/12. N2 - The combination of sickle cell disease crisis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura has been described only a few times. Here we present the case of a patient with a hemolytic crisis due to sickle cell disease complicated by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. We also review the cases previously reported and compare and contrast them, highlighting diagnostic challenges.. AB - The combination of sickle cell disease crisis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura has been described only a few times. Here we present the case of a patient with a hemolytic crisis due to sickle cell disease complicated by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. We also review the cases previously reported and compare and contrast them, highlighting diagnostic challenges.. KW - Hemolysis. KW - Sickle ...
Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder and the most common genetic disease affecting African-Americans. Approximately 0.15% of African-Americans are homozygous for sickle cell disease, and 8% have sickle cell trait. Acute pain crisis, acute chest syndrome (ACS), and secondary pulmonary hypertension are common complications of sickle cell anemia. Mortality rates of sickle cell patients with pulmonary hypertension are significantly increased as compared to patients without pulmonary hypertension. Recent studies report up to 40% mortality at 22 months after detection of elevated pulmonary artery pressures in sickle cell patients. Furthermore, pulmonary hypertension is thought to occur in up to 30% of clinic patients with sickle cell anemia.. This study is designed to determine the prevalence and prognosis of secondary pulmonary hypertension in adult patients with sickle cell anemia, and to determine whether genetic polymorphisms in candidate genes contribute to its development or ...
Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder and the most common genetic disease affecting African-Americans. Approximately 0.15% of African-Americans are homozygous for sickle cell disease, and 8% have sickle cell trait. Acute pain crisis, acute chest syndrome (ACS), and secondary pulmonary hypertension are common complications of sickle cell anemia. Mortality rates of sickle cell patients with pulmonary hypertension are significantly increased as compared to patients without pulmonary hypertension. Recent studies report up to 40% mortality at 22 months after detection of elevated pulmonary artery pressures in sickle cell patients. Furthermore, pulmonary hypertension is thought to occur in up to 30% of clinic patients with sickle cell anemia.. This study is designed to determine the prevalence and prognosis of secondary pulmonary hypertension in adult patients with sickle cell anemia, and to determine whether genetic polymorphisms in candidate genes contribute to its development or ...
DRG (2017) for 810 : MAJOR HEMATOLOGICAL AND IMMUNOLOGICAL DIAGNOSES EXCEPT SICKLE CELL CRISIS AND COAGULATION DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC
IMAGES IN CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY. Comet Assay as a technique to evaluate DNA damage in sickle cell anemia patients. Willian Marcel Barberino; Edis Belini-Junior; Claudia Regina Bonini-Domingos. Laboratory of Hemoglobin and Genetics of Hematological Diseases, Biology Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" - UNESP, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. Corresponding author. Comet Assay is a technique which can detect single-strand breaks as initial DNA damage.(1,2) Cells submitted to electrophoresis under alkaline conditions in low melting point agarose gel show DNA damage in a comet-like form when viewed at fluorescence microscopy. The lesion from each cell is quantified according to the comet tail length as class 0, 1, 2 or 3.(3) In sickle cell disease, due to constant oxidative stress and membrane lesions, this assay can be useful to detect DNA lesion intensity and medication response. Figure 1A illustrates cell nuclei from a 31-year-old sickle cell disease patient ...
A new research study has determined that body measurements (anthropometric variables) of children with sickle cell anemia are usually smaller than healthy children.. The research study, "Body mass index and other anthropometric variables in children with sickle cell anemia," was published in Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.. Sickle cell anemia is a frequently inherited hematological disease among people of African descent and common in Nigeria. Symptoms of the disease are many and include chronic haemolytic anemia, musculoskeletal anomalies, infections and some growth problems.. According the report, abnormal growth occurs often in children with sickle cell anemia with nutrition playing a key role in anthropometric status, illness severity and body composition. For example, energy supply is known to cause a constant disturbance in children with sickle cell anemia which influences body mass index (BMI), which can be due to high metabolic rates, inefficient absorption and raised ...
This study will examine the long-term safety and efficacy of Deferasirox in patients with sickle cell disease and iron overload from repeated blood tran
Read about the positive impact a multidisciplinary team has on the mortality rates of pregnant women with sickle cell disease in low-resource countries.
The study compared the efficacy of two treatments for the potentially life-threatening problem of iron overload caused by chronic transfusion therapy. The transfusions are used to guard against additional strokes in young sickle cell anemia patients. The trial, known as SWiTCH or Stroke with Transfusion Changing to Hydroxyurea, was halted in May after an interim safety review determined the alternative therapy was not significantly better than the standard treatment at reducing iron buildup and was associated with an increased stroke risk ...
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Background: Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a major problem in Uganda; it is estimated to contribute about 15% of paediatric admissions and 10% mortality in children at Mulago hospital. Fetal haemoglobin (HbF) level is one of the most important factors influencing the clinical course in SCA. Populations with high levels of HbF like those in Saudi Arabia have been described as having a mild clinical course with fewer complications. Disease modifying drugs can induce the Hb F levels and modify the presentation of SCA. However, in Uganda, there is no documentation on HbF levels and the correlation to clinical features and disease severity in patients with SCA. Objective: The aims of this study were to document fetal haemoglobin levels and describe the correlation between these levels and disease severity in patients with SCA in Mulago Hospital. Design: This study had two designs: a cross sectional survey to document fetal haemoglobin levels in children with SCA attending Mulago hospital and a ...
Results: The study showed that the frequency of SCD was found in Hosa tribe with frequency of 57% Followed by Falata, Burno, four, Masalet , Tama and Messeria with frequencies of 18%,9%7%,5%,3% 1% respectively .Geographic distribution showed that the highest frequencies of SCD were found in tribes originated from outside Sudan (Hosa , Falata ,Tama, Burno) with percentage of 87 % &the lowest were found in tribes originated from Kurdufan state (Messeria) with frequency of (1%). Also the study showed that no case was recorded from tribes of North , South and East of Sudan. The result showed that the percentage distribution of patients according to Hb type was 53% for AS and 47% for SS ...
Of a cohort of 308 children with homozygous sickle cell disease diagnosed at birth, 89 experienced 132 clinically significant attacks of acute splenic sequestration (ASS) over a 10-year period. The age at first attack ranged from 3 months to 6 years. Survival curve analysis of the interval until first attack indicated a cumulative probability of 0.225 by 2 years, and 0.265 by 3 years, and 0.297 by 5 years of age. Thirteen events were fatal, 11 during the first attack, and all before transfusion could be instituted. Recurrences occurred in 49% of survivors of the first attacks, and there were diminishing intervals between subsequent events. Respiratory symptoms were associated with 52 of 132 events, but bacterial isolates on blood culture were less frequent, and ASS was not prevented by pneumococcal vaccine or penicillin prophylaxis. A high fetal hemoglobin level protected against attacks of ASS. A parental education program aimed at early diagnosis of ASS was followed by an increase in the incidence
Patients with sickle cell disease need certain treatment and follow-up even when not having a painful crisis. Supplementation with folic acid , an essential element in producing cells, is required because of the rapid red blood cell turnover. Bone marrow transplants are currently the only potential cure for sickle cell anemia. In this treatment the patients bone marrow (which makes the sickled red blood cells) is replaced with bone marrow from another individual without sickle cell disease. However, it is difficult to find the right bone marrow donor, and the drugs needed to make the transplant possible are highly toxic. During a sickle crisis, certain therapies may be necessary. Gene therapy (replacing the Hemoglobin S with a normal Hemoglobin A) may be the ideal treatment, but it has proven to be very difficult in humans Pain management. Pain is a common problem with sickle cell anemia. Some patients get the relief they need from over-the-counter medication,. Others need stronger painkillers. ...
Sickle cell anemia is another common, inherited, single-gene disorder in African-Americans. About 1 in 500 African-American babies is born with sickle cell anemia. About 1 in 12 African-American people carries the gene for this disease. Sickle cell disease involves the red blood cells, or hemoglobin, and their ability to carry oxygen. Normal hemoglobin cells are smooth, round, and flexible, like the letter "O." They can easily move through the vessels in our bodies. Sickle cells are stiff and sticky. When they lose their oxygen, they form into the shape of a sickle, or the letter "C." These sickle cells tend to cluster together and cant easily move through the blood vessels. The cluster causes a blockage and stops the movement of healthy, normal, oxygen-carrying blood. This blockage is what causes the painful and damaging complications of sickle cell disease. Sickle cells live only for about 15 days. Normal hemoglobin cells can live up to 120 days. Sickle cells risk being destroyed by the ...
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced today a treatment that reduces the rate of stroke (cerebral infarction) in children with sickle cell anemia. Strokes occur in approximately 10% of children with sickle cell anemia. These events can be very debilitating, leading to physical and neuro-psychological impairment which can affect motor skills, school performance, and overall quality of life. The treatment, periodic red blood cell transfusions to maintain the level of hemoglobin S (HbS) below 30%, reduced the rate of cerebral infarction by 90% in children found to be at increased risk by virtue of having elevated transcranial doppler velocities.. The Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia (STOP) proposed to reduce first-time stroke in children with sickle cell anemia by 70% by the administration of prophylactic transfusion therapy. The study design was based on the clinical observation that if hemoglobin S (HbS) levels are maintained at or below 30% in children who ...
Background: Hydroxyurea is an antimetabolite that minimizes pain and prolongs survival in patients with sickle cell anemia (1). It is not widely prescribed because of concerns about late effects, including cancer (2), and its leukemogenic risk is extrapolated from its reported risk in myeloproliferative disorders (3). Few cases of leukemia in patients with sickle cell anemia have been described, and only half of them report cytogenetics (4). Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in patients with sickle cell anemia receiving hydroxyurea treatment is exceptionally rare, but data on its true incidence are insufficient (1, 2). Whether AML in hydroxyurea-treated patients with sickle cell anemia is coincidental or related to therapy remains an unanswered question (2) ...
A stem cell transplant, also called a bone marrow transplant, includes changing bone marrow affected by sickle cell anemia with healthy bone marrow from a donor. Since of the risks connected with a stem cell transplant, the procedure is suggested only for individuals who have considerable symptoms and problems from sickle cell anemia.. If a donor is found, the infected bone marrow in the individual with sickle cell anemia wases initially diminished with radiation or chemotherapy. Healthy stem cells from the donor are filtered from the blood.. The healthy stem cells are injected intravenously into the bloodstream of the person with sickle cell anemia, where they migrate to the bone marrow cavities and begin generating new members cells. The procedure needs a prolonged hospital stay. After the transplant, youll get drugs to assist avoid rejection of the contributed stem cells.. A stem cell transplant brings risks. Theres a possibility that your body may decline the transplant, resulting in ...
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INTRODUCTION. Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder characterized by a mutant type of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S (HbS), that causes the sickling of red blood cells.1 Sickle cell anemia is the most common hereditary disease in Brazil and worldwide.2-5 In Brazil, it is estimated that more than two million people carry the gene for HbS, and over 8,000 individuals have the severe form (SS). Approximately 700,000 new cases of sickle-cell disease occur annually.6 The disease is prevalent among African descendents.6,7. Sickle cell anemia, although treatable, is a chronic incurable disease involving medical, dental, genetic, and psychosocial factors.7,8 Dentists play an important role in preventing complications and improving the quality of life of patients with sickle cell disease9 because these patients are more susceptible to infections and periodontal disease.10 These patients are also at a higher risk of developing dental caries because of the high prevalence of dental opacities (changes in ...
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What is the main genetic abnormality in sickle cell disease? Describe why patients with sickle cell disease are at risk of vascular crises.. Sickle cell disease includes all conditions associated with hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive pain. Over 20% of people in equatorial Africa are heterozygous for the sickle gene, as it is believed to offer protection against malaria. The pathophysiology arises from an amino acid switch in the 6th position (11th chromosome) from glutamic acid to valine.. When hemoglobin S encounters a deoxygenated state, the hemoglobin is less soluble and the Hb S tetramers aggregate or polymerize. The sickled RBCs adhere to the vascular surface, causing occlusion and an increased hypercoagulable state.. Not surprisingly, sickle cell disease patients have the potential for many co-morbidities:. ...
Vaso-occlusive crisis-sickle cell pain related crisis-is the primary cause for hospital visits for sickle cell patients. Although the etiology of vaso-occlusion is not well understood, increased expression of P-selectin in endothelial cells and platelets contributes to the pathogenesis. Crizanlizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed toward P-selection, blocks its interaction with other cells and may reduce the risk of sickle cell pain crises. In a phase-2, multi-center, placebo-controlled trial, 198 patients were randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive either high dose crizanlizumab (5.0 mg per kg of body weight), low dose crizanlizumab (2.5 mg per kg) or a placebo drug during the one year study. Patients with sickle cell disease who were taking high doses of crizanlizumab had a median rate of 1.63 pain crises compared to 2.98 among those taking the placebo (45.3% lower rate, P=0.01). Furthermore, the median time to first crisis was longer for patients taking high dose crizanlizumab, and these ...
Cholelithiasis is a common clinical condition in patients with sickle cell disease and there are conflicting reports on laboratory indices useful in predicting those patients who are likely to have gallstones. There is however lack of similar studies from Kenya. We therefore studied the role of clinical (Body Mass Index), haematological (reticulocyte count, haemoglobin level), and biochemical (serum bilirubin: direct and indirect, serum alkaline phosphatase, serum transaminase) indices in predicting sickle cell anaemia patients likely to develop gallstones. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted from October 1993 to December 1994 on consecutive male and female patients of all ages with homozygous sickle cell disease (HbSS) confirmed by cellulose acetate paper electrophoresis. A total of 64 patients aged between three and 37 years were recruited into the study. They were classified into two groups: stone formers and non-formers. The difference in the two groups with respect to ...
Everyone has two copies of the haemoglobin gene in every cell in their body (apart from eggs and sperm). They get one from their mother and one from their father. When eggs and sperm are made, only one of the two genes goes into each egg or sperm cell. This is so that when the egg and sperm come together to make a new baby this new person has two genes in every cell in their body as well. The genes the baby gets will therefore depend on the genes carried in its parents.. Sickle Cell Anaemia is called a recessive condition because you must have two copies of the sickle haemoglobin gene to have the disorder. Sickle haemoglobin is often shortened to S or HbS. If you have only one copy of the sickle haemoglobin along with one copy of the more usual haemoglobin (A or HbA) you are said to have Sickle Cell Trait. This is not an illness but means that you "carry" the gene and can pass it on to you children. If your partner also has Sickle Cell Trait or Sickle Cell Anaemia your children could get Sickle ...
High plasma level of microparticles (MPs) deriving mainly from erythrocytes and platelets has been detected in sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients. Flow cytometry was used to determine the concentration of MPs in two groups of SCA patients exhibiting marked differences in painful vaso-occlusive crisis rates [a non-severe group (n = 17) and a severe group (n = 12)], and in a control group composed of healthy subjects (n = 20). A 3- to 4-fold increase of total MP plasma concentration was detected in SCA patients. Higher platelet-derived MPs concentration was detected in the severe SCA group while erythrocyte-derived MPs concentration was increased in the non-severe SCA patient group only. Our results suggest that plasma concentration of MPs shed by platelets is a biomarker of the vaso-occlusive phenotype-related severity.
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder of erythrocytes characterized by chronic anemia, recurrent pain, susceptibility to infections, chronic and recurrent organ dysfunction, and diminished life-expectancy. Even among patients having documented homozygous sickle cell anemia (Hb SS), there exists an astonishing degree of variability in clinical severity. Some die from strokes as young children, others live well into their seventies. Some seek medical attention for pain weekly, others go years without pain. The absolute nature of current therapeutic measures for sickle cell disease (SCD), e. g. termination of pregnancy and bone marrow transplantation (BMT), emphasizes the importance of pretherapeutic predictions of mild and severe disease before the nature of the disease has been declared. In this regard, we propose to use polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods to detect sequence variations that are related to disease severity - alpha-globin genotypes, beta-cluster restriction fragment ...
Review question We reviewed the evidence about the effect of giving vitamin D supplements to people with sickle cell disease.. Background Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. In sickle cell disease, the red blood cells become crescent-shaped and hard so that they block small blood vessels resulting in a lack of oxygen supplied to tissues and organs. This blockage causes episodes of pain, short-term and long-term organ damage, acute chest syndrome and stroke. Sickle cell disease can also lead to bone complications in both the short and long term. Pain and musculoskeletal complications are the most common reasons for people with sickle cell disease seeking medical treatment; even though they do not greatly contribute to mortality, they remain an important cause of illness in the short and long term.. Vitamin D deficiency is common in people with sickle cell disease regardless of age and season. Since vitamin D regulates calcium levels ...
Eighteen eyes of 9 consecutive patients with a median age of 41 years (range: 19-54) with electrophoretic confirmation of sickle cell disease were included and analyzed. A complete ophthalmologic examination was performed, including fundus examination, FA (Spectralis HRA+OCT, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany), and OCTA (RTVue XR Avanti, Optovue Inc, Fremont, California, USA). Nine eyes of five healthy subjects were also analyzed with OCTA to serve as a control group. Results : OCTA demonstrated microvascular abnormalities in the perifoveal region of the macula in all eyes, whereas FA appeared normal in 9/18 eyes (50%). Most capillary abnormalities were located in the temporal juxtafoveal region and involved both the superficial and the deep capillary plexuses. The non-flow area (foveal avascular zone) was significantly larger in sickle cell disease patients than in the control group, both in the superficial and the deep capillary plexuses (P , 0.0001). The perifoveal vessel density ...
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a major chronic health problem in Uganda. In patients with SCA, the level of foetal haemoglobin (HbF) has been found to be important in influencing the clinical course of the disease. Thus populations with high levels of HbF like those in Saudi Arabia have been described as having a milder clinical course with fewer complications as compared to populations with lower levels. Disease modifying drugs can increase the Hb F levels and modify the presentation of SCA. This was a cross sectional study in which we determined foetal haemoglobin levels and examined the relationship between HbF levels and disease severity in SCA patients in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. We consecutively enrolled 216 children aged 1 year to 18 years with SCA attending the Sickle Cell Clinic at Mulago Hospital whose guardians had given consent. The history included age at onset of initial symptoms and diagnosis, number of hospitalisations and blood transfusions and other complications of SCA
Our sickle cell disease and hemoglobinopathies program is part of the Manhattan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. This is an NIH-funded program that brings together in the same institution clinical and basic research projects along with clinical and psychosocial services to serve the patients from our community better. We have a team of dedicated physicians, nurses, and social workers who specialize in sickle cell disease, providing a comprehensive approach to the management of this disease and helping the patients deal with its ravishing effects on their daily lives.. A large number of our patients participate in cutting-edge clinical trials that investigate the use of agents that stimulate fetal hemoglobin (e.g., butyrate and hydroxyurea) in the treatment of sickle cell disease and b-thalassemia. We also have several laboratory-based research projects on sickle cell disease. One of these projects is focused on the investigation of the role of adhesion in the pathophysiology of sickle cell ...
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Sickle Cell Anemia with Splenic Sequestration, Splenic Sequestration in Sickle Cell Anemia, Splenic Sequestration.
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Sickle Cell Anemia with Splenic Sequestration, Splenic Sequestration in Sickle Cell Anemia, Splenic Sequestration.
Serum bilirubin levels have been associated with polymorphisms in the UGT1A1 promoter in normal populations and in patients with hemolytic anemias, including sickle cell anemia. When hemolysis occurs circulating heme increases, leading to elevated bilirubin levels and an increased incidence of cholelithiasis. We performed the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of bilirubin levels and cholelithiasis risk in a discovery cohort of 1,117 sickle cell anemia patients. We found 15 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with total bilirubin levels at the genome-wide significance level (p value ...
Boy Cured of Sickle Cell Anemia. 9:06 PM EST; December 13, 1999; Atlanta, GA (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy who underwent an experimental blood-cell transfusion was declared cured of sickle cell anemia Monday. Doctors had replaced the bone marrow of Keone Penn with stem cells from the umbilical cord of an unrelated infant in the hopes that the new cells would produce healthy marrow, which in turn produces blood cells.. "Im talking, my heart is beating and my brain is working," Keone said in a statement from Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. "I made it." The transplant was performed December 11, 1998, and was believed to be the first time unrelated cord blood has been used to treat sickle cell anemia -- an inherited, crippling and sometimes lethal disease prevalent among blacks. Doctors had said that they would wait a year to see if the stem cells were creating healthy blood before declaring Keone cured. "The cord blood cells are now fully operational, making all healthy blood cells. ... We see no ...
Sickle cell disease is inherited. It is the result of a genetic mutation that causes hemoglobin cells to be defective. This mutation is thought to have originated in areas of the world where malaria was common, since people with sickle trait do not get malaria. The sickle trait actually offers some protection from the parasite that causes malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes. Malaria is most often seen in Africa and in the Mediterranean area of Europe.. Sickle cell disease primarily affects those of African descent and Hispanics of Caribbean ancestry, but the trait has also been found in those with Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, Native American, and Mediterranean heritage. In the US, it has been estimated that 1,000 children are born each year with sickle cell disease. One in twelve African-Americans has sickle cell trait.. A baby will be born with sickle cell disease only if two sickle cell genes are inherited - one from the mother and one from the father. A person who has only one ...
Sickle cell disease is inherited. It is the result of a genetic mutation that causes hemoglobin cells to be defective. This mutation is thought to have originated in areas of the world where malaria was common, since people with sickle trait do not get malaria. The sickle trait actually offers some protection from the parasite that causes malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes. Malaria is most often seen in Africa and in the Mediterranean area of Europe.. Sickle cell disease primarily affects those of African descent and Hispanics of Caribbean ancestry, but the trait has also been found in those with Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, Native American, and Mediterranean heritage. In the US, it has been estimated that 1,000 children are born each year with sickle cell disease. One in twelve African-Americans has sickle cell trait.. A baby will be born with sickle cell disease only if two sickle cell genes are inherited - one from the mother and one from the father. A person who has only one ...
Sickle cell anemia is a disease in which your body makes red blood cells that are not the right shape. Sickle cell anemia is also known as sickle cell disease. The cells are shaped like a crescent or sickle. That is why the cells are called sickle cells.
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder that affects blood and necessitates frequent blood transfusions in certain cases. Test your knowledge on sickle cell anemia by taking this quiz.
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.. Annual Camp New Hope Registration is Now Open. July 23rd - July 28th in Winder, Georgia 30680. PRESS RELEASE: February 9, 2017. CONTACT: Maria White Tillman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Tel: 404-755-1641 ext. 206 Email: [email protected] SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION OF GEORIGA, INC. s ACCREDIATED ANNUAL CAMP NEW HOPE FOR SICKLE CELL CHILDREN AND TEENS IS SET FOR JULY 23-JULY 28. CAMP SONGS, MAKING SMORES AND LEARING TO UNDERSTAND THEIR SICKLE CELL DISEASE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE CAMP ACTIVITIES. Summer camp registration is now open to Georgia young children and youth with sickle cell disease between the ages of 6-17 years old. And we offer a Leadership Training program for Georgia teens with sickle cell disease between ages 18-19 years old. The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. camp session is July 23-28, 2017. Camp is $75.00 per child. Some scholarships are available. Camp is held at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder Georgia.. New this camp season, Camp New ...
The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon is working to build bridges to sickle cell patients and carriers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. If you or
Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosins message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.. ...
Multiple myeloma (MM) is rare among patients with sickle cell syndromes (SCS). We describe six Greek sickle cell patients aged 56 to 65 years: five haemoglobin Sβ+thalassaemia (HbSβ+thal), one sickle cell anaemia (HbSS), who developed MM (three IgGκ, one IgGλ, one IgAκ, and one IgGκ-IgAκ (biclonal). Our HbSβ+thal cases, represent the first reported association of this entity with MM. Generalized bleeding diathesis, stroke, grand mal seizures, bone marrow necrosis and other clinical manifestations due to hyperviscosity aggravated by sickle cell vasoocclusion were treated by plasmaphereses and exchange blood transfusions. The increase of mean survival in SCS patients due to the current medical facilities may have an impact on the incidence of MM among them, if a pathogenetic link between the two conditions exists. All our patients carried a diagnosis of cholelithiasis which may predispose to MM; two of them progressed from a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to MM. Further
Observations of visual acuity and the conjunctival, macular, and perimacular vascularity have been assessed in patients with homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease. There were 17 matched pairs, each consisting of one patient with a high count (greater than or equal to 15%) and one with a low count (less than or equal to 5%) of irreversibly sickled cells (ISCs). The macular vascular bed was assessed by measurements of the foveal avascular zone (FAZ), perimacular avascular zones, and counts of perimacular vascular abnormalities (perimacular counts). Small foveal avascular zones and high perimacular counts were commoner in younger than older patients and there was a significant inverse correlation between size of the FAZ and the perimacular count. These observations were compatible with the hypothesis that perimacular vessel anomalies represent the early vaso-occlusive phase which progresses to ischaemia and the formation and enlargement of avascular areas. Visual acuity was assessed by Snellens test ...
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Sickle cell anemia is a lifelong disorder that requires regular medical care. The goals of standard treatment for sickle cell anemia are to reduce pain and other symptoms and prevent complications. Research to develop new treatments for SCD is ongoing.
This past November we got the opportunity to also showcase Red Hue as a brand at the Coulours of Sickle Cell Benefit Fashion Show. The event was held November 21st, 2011 at the Riot Comedy Act Theater in DC. The event brought together many local designers and local models in benefit patients who suffer from sickle cell anemia and can not afford the much needed medical treatment. Local actress and model Jamairais Malone who herself suffers the illness, produced the show in support of those living with Sickle Cell Anemia ...
The Pediatric and Adult Sickle Cell Teams at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, are committed to making the transition from pediatric to adult health care as easy as possible.
What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell anemia (SCA) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with sickle cell disease have abnormal hemoglobin, hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Sickle cell disease is a lifelong condition and its severity varies from child to child.
Department of Clinical Haematology Clinical Guideline: Pregnancy in patients with sickle cell disease HN-510b Introduction Pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are associated with an increased risk of complications for both mother and neonate. Women with sickle cell anaemia have increased rate of pre-eclampsia compared with the unaffected pregnant women; the rates of stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, premature delivery and intrauterine growth retardation are all also increased. The high-risk nature of pregnancies in these women necessitates multidisciplinary team management. Pregnant women with a major haemoglobin disorder should be jointly managed by the haemoglobinopathy clinic and the high risk obstetric service (including obstetricians, obstetric physician and anaesthetists) as soon as pregnancy is confirmed. To which patients does this protocol apply? This protocol is principally aimed at patients homozygous for HbS (sickle cell anaemia), or compound ...
The Connecticut Department of Public Health has re-issued a statewide Sickle Cell Disease education campaign that includes three award-winning television and radio spots, to continue to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).. Sickle Cell Disease (also known as sickle cell anemia) is a group of life-long blood disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with this disorder have atypical hemoglobin molecules called hemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent shapes, which then clog capillaries.. "The campaign puts a face on a disease most have heard of but few truly understand," stated DPH Commissioner Dr. J. Robert Galvin. "Sickle Cell Disease often disrupts daily living with illness, pain, trips to emergency departments, stigma and a compromised quality of life. It can lead to a number of medical complications including stroke, acute chest syndrome and organ damage.". The ...
Sickle cell anemia is a painful genetic blood disorder that causes chronic anemia and reduces life expectancy. Heres what causes sickle cell anemia.
Sickle Cell Anemia is considered a rare disease. It is an inherited blood disorder that impacts shape and health of red blood cells According to the CDC Sickle Cell Anemia affect approx 100,000 Americans
A rapid test to identify patients with sickle cell disease could have important benefits in low-resource settings. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) affects about 300,000 newborns each year, the majority of whom are born in sub-Saharan Africa. Low-cost therapies are available to treat SCA, but most countries in sub-Saharan Africa lack robust neonatal screening programs needed to identify patients in need of treatment. To address this need, we developed and evaluated a competitive lateral flow assay that identifies patients with SCA (genotype HbSS) in 15 minutes using undiluted whole blood. A small volume of blood (0.5 μL- 3 μL) is mixed with antibody-coated blue latex beads in a tube and applied to the strip. Strips are then placed in a well of running buffer and allowed to run for 10 minutes. Laboratory evaluation with samples containing different proportions of hemoglobin A (HbA) and hemoglobin S (HbS) indicated that the test should enable identification of SCA patients but not persons with sickle ...
Methods and Results-We developed a collection of 14 models with genetic risk score composed of different numbers of SNPs and used the ensemble of these models to predict HbF in patients with sickle cell anemia. The models were trained in 841 patients with sickle cell anemia and were tested in 3 independent cohorts. The ensemble of 14 models explained 23.4% of the variability in HbF in the discovery cohort, whereas the correlation between predicted and observed HbF in the 3 independent cohorts ranged between 0.28 and 0.44. The models included SNPs in BCL11A, the HBS1L-MYB intergenic region, and the site of the HBB gene cluster, quantitative trait loci previously associated with HbF.. ...
Research in the Mary Catherine Beach Lab focuses on physician mindfulness and the patient-provider relationship and how such factors impact health care quality. Current research involves investigating the theoretical foundations of respect, as well as the impact of physician attitudes and communication on patients in the primary care setting, with a specific focus on HIV, substance abuse and sickle cell disease patients. We also explore issues such as patients rights, mental health parity, human subject protection, genetic discrimination, human cloning and stem cell research.. Research Areas: physician mindfulness, mental health, sickle cell diseases, substance abuse, patient-provider relationships, HIV, patients rights ...
Eseja: Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and move throug
Fetal hemoglobin (HbF, α(2)γ(2)) is a major contributor to the remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity of sickle cell anemia (SCA). Genetic variation at 3 principal loci (HBB cluster on chromosome 11p, HBS1L-MYB region on chromosome 6q, and BCL11A on chromosome 2p) have been shown to influence HbF levels and disease severity in β-thalassemia and SCA. Previous studies in SCA, however, have been restricted to populations from the African diaspora, which include multiple genealogies. We have investigated the influence of these 3 loci on HbF levels in sickle cell patients from Tanzania and in a small group of African British sickle patients. All 3 loci have a significant impact on the trait in both patient groups. The results suggest the presence of HBS1L-MYB variants affecting HbF in patients who are not tracked well by European-derived markers, such as rs9399137. Additional loci may be identified through independent genome-wide association studies in African populations.
Sickle Cell Anemia Facts tell you about the genetic disease on the red blood cells. In the normal condition, the red blood cells have the disk shape. Therefore, the red bloods cells can travel easily even inside the smallest blood vessels. But the people with the sickle cell anemia have crescent shaped red blood cells. This abnormal shape makes the cells unable to travel in the blood vessel due to the rigid and sticky texture and shape.. ...
AP Biology Date SICKLE CELL ANEMIA & THE HEMOGLOBIN GENE TEACHER S GUIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will gain an appreciation of the physical effects of sickle cell anemia, its prevalence in the population,
Sickle Cell Anemia. Chisom Amaefuna Adeline Laurente 1/29/10 Period 2. Summary. Sickle cell anemia is a genetic blood disease due to an abnormal form of a hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule in the red blood cell that transports oxygen from lungs to the farthest parts of the body Slideshow 2644758 by sakura
Sometimes I wonder about those suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia -back home in Ghana??? Because there was a time …even in civilised UK, when all the medical profession had to treat suffers -were blood transfusions and a course of Penicillin??? To be honest, I dont know if much has changed…God is very good and my brother (Chicken) George has been healed (in Jesus Name) -and weve been truly Blessed -because its been years since the last crisis…but what of those living with this condition back home??? Are lovers/ soon to be married couples checking to see if they are both carriers before they get married and embark on having babies?? This disease should be a thing of the past??? Wheres the education about the devastating effects of Sickle Cell Anaemia? My beautiful friend, Gifty lost her beloved daughter (she was only 14 months old) and she has never been the same (and if Im honest -nor have I) -and carries her babys ashes with her -everywhere ...
To request the results of a sickle cell anemia screening test, fill out the Sickle Cell Anemia Gene Carrier Status Request Form and send to the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval in one of the following ways:. ...
How to Treat Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition that causes deformed red blood cells, which reduces their ability to carry oxygen to cells.http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sickle-cell-anemia/bas...
Eseja: Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease that affects all kinds of people and can start before a person is even born. This paper will
Hi,my little daughter is just six months old and has swollen hand,is that a symptom of sickle cell anemia and is there a cure for sickle cell anemia. thanks bunmi
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Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder caused by a gene mutation in the beta-globin gene. The red blood cells of individuals affected with the disorder are shaped like a sickle or crescent, unlike normal red blood cells that are disc-shaped. Normal, healthy red blood cells move through blood vessels easily, carrying hemoglobin, the critical protein necessary for the delivery of oxygen, throughout the body. The stiff, sickle-shaped red blood cells do not flow as easily and often get stuck in small blood vessels, decreasing oxygen delivery to legs, arms and other organs and resulting in severe pain, increased risk of infection and chronic organ damage.. Hydroxyurea was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for adults with sickle cell disease in 1998, but it has not yet been approved for use in children. Hydroxyurea reduces the amount of sickle hemoglobin by stimulating the production of fetal hemoglobin, which results in healthier red blood cells and a ...
METHODS: The BABY HUG database was used to compare inpatient events in subjects receiving hydroxyurea with those receiving placebo. Unit costs were estimated from the 2009 MarketScan Multi-state Medicaid Database for children with sickle cell disease, aged 1 to 3 years. Inpatient costs were based on length of hospital stay, modified by the occurrence of acute chest syndrome, splenic sequestration, or transfusion. Outpatient expenses were based on the schedule required for BABY HUG and a "standard" schedule for 1- to 3-year-olds with sickle cell anemia. ...
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, University of Southern California; Department of Medicine, RNfR 304; 2025 Zonal Avenue; Los Angeles, California 90033 (213) 342-1259 (213) 342-1255 (FAX); Cage S. Johnson, M.D.,Director. Director Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center,University of California, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 6J-5 San Francisco. California 94110 (415) 206-5 169 (415) 206-3686 (FAX), William C. Mernzer, M.D., Director. Alta Bates,Adult Sickle Cell Disease Center,3001 Colby St. Berkeley, California 94705 Phone: (510) 204-1609 Services for: adults. Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Sickle Cell Disease Center, 4650 Sunset Blvd. P.O. Box 54700 Los Angeles, California 90054 Phone: (213) 669-5656 Services for: children. Childrens Hospital of Oakland Sickle Cell Disease Center, 747 52nd St. Oakland, California 94609 Phone: (510) 428-3000 Elliott Vichinsky, M.D ,Ekua Hackney Services for: children. Childrens Hospital of Orange County Sickle Cell Disease Center, 455 ...
Ieshea Thomas Ieshea Thomas was the first adult to be cured of sickle cell disease with the chemotherapy-free procedure at UI Health. About 90 percent of the approximately 450 patients who have received stem cell transplants for sickle cell disease have been children. Chemotherapy has been considered too risky for adult patients, who are often more weakened than children by the disease. "Adults with sickle cell disease are now living on average until about age 50 with blood transfusions and drugs to help with pain crises, but their quality of life can be very low," says Dr. Damiano Rondelli, chief of hematology/oncology and director of the blood and marrow transplant program at UI Health, and corresponding author on the paper. "Now, with this chemotherapy-free transplant, we are curing adults with sickle cell disease, and we see that their quality of life improves vastly within just one month of the transplant," said Rondelli, who is also the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology in the UIC ...
Circulating blood leukocytes in SCD, particularly neutrophils,7,45,46 display an activated phenotype that may predispose them to endothelial adhesion and amplification of vascular inflammation and vaso-occlusion. In this study, we sought to determine if platelet activation that occurs in SCD15,16,47 actively contributes to SCD-associated neutrophil activation. To our knowledge, our data reveal for the first time an increased formation of PNAs in blood obtained from patients with SCD and from NY1DD sickle mice. In both sickle patients and NY1DD sickle mice, the most activated neutrophils were those with adhered platelets, as assessed by oxidative burst and increased expression of CD11b adhesive receptors (Figure 3). In sickle mice, the formation of PNA was exacerbated after hypoxia/reoxygenation, suggesting that platelet activation and adhesion to neutrophils might occur as a result of H/R during vaso-occlusive crisis. Because the most activated neutrophils were those with adhered platelets, we ...
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Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease" is a 1949 scientific paper by Linus Pauling, Harvey A. Itano, Seymour J. Singer and Ibert C. Wells that established sickle-cell anemia as a genetic disease in which affected individuals have a different form of the metalloprotein hemoglobin in their blood. The paper, published in the November 25, 1949 issue of Science, reports a difference in electrophoretic mobility between hemoglobin from healthy individuals and those with sickle-cell anemia, with those with sickle cell trait having a mixture of the two types. The paper suggests that the difference in electrophoretic mobility is probably due to a different number of ionizable amino acid residues in the protein portion of hemoglobin (which was confirmed in 1956 by Vernon Ingram), and that this change in molecular structure is responsible for the sickling process. It also reports the genetic basis for the disease, consistent with the simultaneous genealogical study by James V. Neel: those with sickle-cell ...
What is Sickle Cell Disease?. Just as we inherit color of our eye and our hair from our parents, some diseases can also be inherited. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder or the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Characteristics of our hemoglobin are also inherited, or passed on through the genes, from our parents.. Normal red blood cells are disc-shaped and flexible. The hemoglobin of individuals with normal red blood cells is called Hemoglobin (Hb) a. individuals with sickle cell anemia have inherited genes, that cause their red blood cell to take on the shape of a crescent or sickle when they lose oxygen to the body tissues.. Their hemoglobin is called S.. Sickle-shaped cells cannot pass easily through the small blood vessels and may result in blockage in the blood vessels. This blockage often results in painful crises and may lead to many other serious complications such as bone damage and leg ulcers. Once the cells are sickled they become more fragile and tend to be more easily ...
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital researchers report that maximizing the dose of hydroxyurea increased levels of fetal hemoglobin and reduced the odds of hospitalizations for young sickle cell anemia patients.
Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive genetic red cell disorder with a worldwide distribution. Growing evidence suggests a possible involvement of complement activation in the severity of clinical complications of sickle cell disease. In this study we found activation of the alternative complement pathway with microvascular deposition of C5b-9 on skin biopsies from patients with sickle cell disease. There was also deposition of C3b on sickle red cell membranes, which is promoted locally by the exposure of phosphatidylserine. In addition, we showed for the first time a peculiar "stop-and-go" motion of sickle cell red blood cells on tumor factor-α-activated vascular endothelial surfaces. Using the C3b/iC3b binding plasma protein factor Has an inhibitor of C3b cell-cell interactions, we found that factor H and its domains 19-20 prevent the adhesion of sickle red cells to the endothelium, normalizing speed transition times of red cells. We documented that factor H acts by preventing the ...
Growing up, Tanya Gentry withdrew from a world that didnt understand her pain. There were no support groups at the time, very little mentioning of it in her home and no one to relate to about her distresses and how to overcome them. She felt isolated by her condition and in turn, isolated herself from the world.. After years of keeping her condition and her struggles out of the limelight, Gentry emerged from the mental prison that held her captive and was empowered to speak out.. She is now a passionate advocate for Sickle Cell Anemia in San Diego. Her passion not only stems from the fact that she has sickle cell, but also because she wasnt comfortable talking about the disease until she was nearly 26 years old.. Gentry has been the president of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of San Diego for seven years, accompanied by her vice-president Michelle Williams who has serves beside her for the past few years.. At one point, Gentry was single handedly operating the association to continue ...
The introducer sheath can be loaded onto a vasoocclusive device after removal of the vasoocclusive device from a microcatheter, to permit the vasoocclusive embolic coil assembly to be used again during a clinical procedure. The sheath includes a hollow, elongated tubular member with a longitudinal slot formed in the upper wall of the elongated tubular member and extending along the length of elongated tubular member. The upper wall of the elongated tubular member adjacent to the slot has an angled configuration to accept the vasoocclusive device. The sheath may include wing members extending outwardly from the angled configuration on the outside surface of the hollow, elongated tubular member to facilitate insertion of the vasoocclusive device into the sheath. The elongated tubular member may also consist of a segment with no slot attached to a flexible pusher member to facilitate initiation of loading of the vasoocclusive device into the sheath.
Got a question about sickle cell anemia? Text it to 646464 (OHOHOH). --- There is good news on the horizon in sickle cell research. Researchers at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are exploring a number of ways to stop the disease in its tracks and develop treatment option...
Sickle cell haemoglobin. Computer graphic of two molecules of sickle cell haemoglobin showing the mutation (red) that causes sickle cell anaemia. Haemoblogin is the oxygen-carrying pigment that gives red blood cells their colour. The molecule consists of four globin polypeptides (alpha globin = blue, beta globin = yellow), each with a haem component (white) carrying a central iron atom, which binds to oxygen. In sickle cell anaemia a single mutation results in the replacement of the amino acid glutamic acid by valine (red) at residue 6 on the beta chain. As a result the red blood cells and causing anaemia. - Stock Image M108/0329
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What is DROXIA?. DROXIA (hydroxyurea capsules, USP) is a prescription medicine that is used to reduce the frequency of painful crises and reduce the need for blood transfusions in adults with sickle cell anemia. How DROXIA works is not certain but it may work by reducing the number of white blood cells and/or increasing red blood cells that carry fetal hemoglobin (HbF). Fetal hemoglobin may prevent sickling.. What is Sickle Cell Anemia?. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder of the red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body by using a protein called hemoglobin. Normal red blood cells contain only normal hemoglobin and are shaped like indented disks. These cells are very flexible and move easily through small blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells contain sickle hemoglobin, which causes them to change to a rigid, spiked shape (sickle shape) after oxygen is released. Sickled cells get stuck and form plugs in small blood vessels. These plugs ...
1. Cardio-pulmonary responses and gas exchange during progressive exercise, the ventilatory response to hypercapnia and anthropometric indices were measured in twenty-two Jamaican adults with homozygous sickle-cell disease. Their anthropometric indices and exercise performances were compared with those observed in healthy but sedentary adults in the Caribbean.. 2. The patients had long lower limbs for their height; their body fat, proportion of lean body mass as muscle and vital capacity were reduced. Haemoglobin concentrations ranged from 4 to 10 g/100 ml. Heart rate and ventilation were normal at rest.. 3. During exercise in the male patients haemoglobin concentrations below about 8 g/100 ml were associated with an increased demand for anaerobic metabolism. This resulted in excessive lacticacidaemia and increased ventilation at standard oxygen uptake (hyperpnoea). The ventilation-tidal volume relationship was normal. When allowance was made for differences in body muscle, anaemia did not ...
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Background: In the 52-week SUSTAIN study, which compared the P-selectin inhibitor crizanlizumab with placebo, crizanlizumab 5.0 mg/kg significantly reduced the frequency of sickle cell pain crises (SCPCs) versus placebo (1.6 vs 3.0, P=0.01) and increased the time to first on-treatment SCPC (4.1 vs 1.4 months, P=0.001) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) (Ataga KI et al. N Engl J Med 2017;376:429-39). Due to heterogeneity in disease severity and differences in medications used for the treatment of SCD and various other factors, treatment responses may vary between individuals with SCD. Differences in the response to crizanlizumab observed in defined subgroups of patients are of interest to increase understanding of this treatment, and the role of P-selectin in SCD. Aims: This post hoc analysis evaluated the time to first SCPC in subgroups of the SUSTAIN study population to further assess the efficacy of crizanlizumab 5.0 mg/kg and differences in treatment response between those subgroups. ...
While sickle cell disease and other chronic hereditary and acquired hemolytic anemias are considered hypercoagulable states, a unifying mechanism explaining the hemostatic activation has been elusive.1 Patients with sickle cell disease exhibit increased thrombin and fibrin generation,2, 3 increased tissue factor activity,4 increased basal and stimulated platelet activation,3, 5-8 and manifest clinical thrombotic complications, including pulmonary emboli, in situ pulmonary thrombosis, and stroke.9-16. In their study published in this issue of the journal, Ataga et al. examine the associations of measures of pulmonary hypertension, defined by increases in the estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography, with measures of coagulation activation, inflammation and endothelial activation in 76 patients with sickle cell disease.17. Surprisingly, monocyte counts and markers of inflammation were not associated with hemostatic indices, while measures of hemolytic ...
A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, involves replacing bone marrow affected by sickle cell anemia with healthy bone marrow from a donor. The procedure usually uses a matched donor, such as a sibling, who doesnt have sickle cell anemia. For many, donors arent available. But stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an option.. Because of the risks associated with a bone marrow transplant, the procedure is recommended only for people, usually children, who have significant symptoms and problems from sickle cell anemia.. If a donor is found, the person with sickle cell anemia receives radiation or chemotherapy to destroy or reduce his or her bone marrow stem cells. Healthy stem cells from the donor are injected intravenously into the bloodstream of the person with sickle cell anemia, where they migrate to the bone marrow and begin generating new blood cells.. The procedure requires a lengthy hospital stay. After the transplant, youll receive drugs to help prevent ...
The Sickle Cell Foundation (SCF), Inc. is pleased to announce its expansion into Madison County. They offer services to clients with sickle cell disease and trait. The Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. was founded in February of 1980 and is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. The foundation is a part of 16 chapters under the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Florida. The area covered locally by the foundation includes Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties. The Sickle Cell Foundation will conduct monthly support group meetings in Madison. The meetings are scheduled for the last Monday of each month at the Madison County Public Library, located at 378 NW College Loop, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The foundation will also conduct monthly community awareness events throughout Madison County.. The program attempts to meet two major needs concerning sickle cell disease. The first of which is education and outreach. One of the foundations chief goals is to educate the community and its ...
Hello my name is Shamonica Wiggins. Im 25 and I have Sickle Cell SS. My mother found out that I had Sickle Cell at the age of just 2 weeks old. Sickle Cell has always been present in my life. Even as a small baby I had to deal with Sickle Cell Crises and hospitalizations. When I was only 3 years old I suffered a stroke. According to my mother that was a very hard time for our family because my cousin was also battling Leukemia. I was placed on life support and my mom was told I would never walk or talk properly again in life. Well with prayer and faith in God that was proven to be false. Sadly my cousin lost her battle but the family stayed strong for me and my mom. As I grew older it would seem that sickle cell would grow also. I faced many challenges throughout my childhood. Constant fatigue, painful episodes, hospitalizations, blood transfusions and a lot of missed school. Although I missed a lot of school my studies were always a top priority. I was an honor roll student, enrolled in ...
Background: Lipid and electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities have been reported in adults with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and may reflect underlying structural and/ or functional damage. However, the relationship between ECG and lipid abnormalities among children with sickle cell disease is not fully understood. Objectives: To compare the steady-state lipid and ECG abnormalities in children with SCA to the controls and examine the hypothesis that lipid abnormalities are closely related to electrocardiographic abnormalities, and therefore are a reflection of cardiac damage among these children. Methods: Clinical, laboratory and ECG profiles of 62 children with SCA and 40 age- and gender-matched haemoglobin AA controls were compared. The influence of clinical characteristics, lipids profiles, markers of haemolysis, and renal and hepatic dysfunction on ECG pattern in children with SCA was then determined. Results: The patients had lower average diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure, total
Infections, pain and fatigue are symptoms of sickle cell disease", the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, added. It is so prevalent that that the College of Medicine, UI said about 100, 000 cases are recorded every year in Nigeria.. In medical science treatments include medication, blood transfusions and rarely a bone-marrow transplant doctors have said. So far alot of celebrity currently live with the ailment, among them is the former Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarffi. Others include Actor Larenze Tate, Singer T-Boz Watkins and former NFL player, Tiki Barber. Sickle Cell Anaemia has also killed some celebrities. On the list is Teach me how to Doogie crooner, JayAre and Raymond Joshua Chimaobi Chimnonso Ekwu, the son of Nigerias famous Nollywood star Eucharia Anunobi, http://starconnectmedia.com/nollywood-actress-eucharia-anunobi-relives-3-months-memory-of-mourning-son-raymond/. Stories like this no doubt will scare lovers who yern to ...
Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is the most common cause of ischemic stroke in children and it happens in about 11% of patients between the age of 2 and 20 years old. About 7% of the world population is affected by hemoglobin disorders, mostly sickle cell anemia. SCD has a high prevalence in the population of African offspring and it is a public health problem in Brazil that affects more than 30,000 million people. Prevention of primary stroke might be feasible with a way to identify children at greatest risk. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography (TCD) to SCD patients can be a valuable service that results in a significant decrease of first stroke rates. In this work, we present a review about TCD as an effective strategy to detect children with SCD who are at risk for stroke.
Background.To date, it has been widely assumed that malaria is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in malaria-endemic countries, and as a result, malarial prophylaxis is commonly recommended. Nevertheless, few data are available that support this practice.. Methods.We conducted a retrospective analysis of the data collected prospectively from children aged 0-13 years who were admitted to Kilifi District Hospital during the period from July 1998 through June 2005. We studied the prevalence, clinical features, and outcome of malarial infections in these children, stratified by SCD status.. Results.Although we estimated the prevalence of SCD in children to be only 0.8% (71 of 8531 children) during the period from August 2006 through September 2008 in the community surrounding the hospital, 555 (1.6%) of 34,529 children admitted to the hospital during the study period (i.e., from July 1998 through June 2005) were children with SCD; in fact, a total of ...
BACKGROUND: To date, it has been widely assumed that malaria is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in malaria-endemic countries, and as a result, malarial prophylaxis is commonly recommended. Nevertheless, few data are available that support this practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the data collected prospectively from children aged 0-13 years who were admitted to Kilifi District Hospital during the period from July 1998 through June 2005. We studied the prevalence, clinical features, and outcome of malarial infections in these children, stratified by SCD status. RESULTS: Although we estimated the prevalence of SCD in children to be only 0.8% (71 of 8531 children) during the period from August 2006 through September 2008 in the community surrounding the hospital, 555 (1.6%) of 34,529 children admitted to the hospital during the study period (i.e., from July 1998 through June 2005) were children with SCD; in fact, a total of 309
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Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting 1 in 375 to 500 African Americans. Eight percent of African Americans are affected. Homozygous HbS disease occurs in 0.2% of African Americans, while heterozygous sickle cell trait occurs in 8%. Globally, a quarter of a million children are born every year with the disease. At least five haplotypes of sickle cell disease are recognized based upon their origin: Senegal, Cameron, Benin, Central African Republic, and India. Among these, patients from the Central African Republic have the most severe disease and those from Senegal the least severe. Other nationalities with sickle cell include Arabs, Greeks, Italians (mostly southern), and Latin Americans. ...
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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows for high-resolution topography studies of biological cells and measurement of their mechanical properties in physiological conditions. In this work, AFM was employed to measure the stiffness of abnormal human red blood cells (RBCs) from patients with the genotype for sickle cell trait. The determined Youngs modulus was compared with that obtained from measurements of erythrocytes from healthy subjects. The results showed that the Youngs modulus of pathological erythrocytes was approximately three times higher than in normal cells. Observed differences indicate the effect of hemoglobin S as well as possible changes in the organization of the cell cytoskeleton associated with the sickle cell trait.. Copyright © 2010 by ASME ...
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Sickle cell trait (SCT) is traditionally considered a benign condition by ophthalmologists. Several studies have reported ocular complications in SCT, but these complications have been described as a consequence of trauma, exertion, and associated systemic disorders. We here in the report a case of an Arab teen boy, who presented with a sudden loss of vision in his left eye of 1 h duration. The ocular examination revealed acute central retinal artery occlusion. He underwent a series of laboratory and radiological investigations. The blood investigations revealed SCT and abnormal partial thromboplastin time. The fundus fluorescein angiography revealed abnormal retinal vascular perfusion. Marked blood rheological impairment and activation of the coagulation pathway can occur without any contributing factors in SCT leading to severe ocular complications. This is one of the young patients with spontaneous vascular occlusion in SCT.
Compound heterozygous sickling disorders, Haemoglobin C disease, Haemoglobin D disease, Haemoglobin E disease, Haemoglobin M with anaemia, Sickle cell anaemia, Sickle cell trait, Unstable haemoglobin. Diagnosis: Hematologic Diagnosis (Phenotype), Molecular diagnosis (Genotype), Pre-natal diagnosis Prevention: Neonatal screening, Genetic counselling ...
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Hemoglobinopathies are a group of genetic disorders that involve a structural change in one of the subunits of the hemoglobin. These genetic disorders represent an important health care threat in tropical low income countries due to the high prevalence of hemoglobin variants in these areas. It has been estimated that between 300.000 and 400.000 babies are born with hemoglobin disorders each year(most of them in low income countries)[1].. From the several hemoglobin variants that have been described, hemoglobin S (Hb S), C (Hb C), E (Hb E), beta and alpha-thalassemia have been some of the most common hemoglobin variants found in Latin American Countries. Hemoglobin S, (or sickle cell trait) has been one of the most studied hemoglobin variants. This trait is responsible for the sickle cell disease, an autosomic recessive disease caused by a point mutation in the beta chain of hemoglobin. This mutation alters the structure of hemoglobin protein which can produce several complications due to a ...

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What are common sickle cell complications? Well go over all of them, from acute chest syndrome to vision loss. Learn how ... Understanding sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell anemia (SCA), also known as sickle cell disease, is an inherited red blood cell ( ... A sickle cell test is a blood test used to determine if you have sickle cell disease (SCD) or sickle cell trait. People with ... Learn everything you need to know about sickle cell trait (SCT) and how SCT differs from sickle cell disease. ...
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  • Drug hydroxyurea proven effective for sickle cell anemia treatment in adults and children was found to reduce hospitalizations and cut annual estimated medical costs by 21 percent, says report. (medindia.net)
  • Observations date back to Herrick in 1910, but themolecularera for the study of Sickle Cell Anemia did not begin until the identificationofHemoglobin S (Hb S), by Linus Pauling in 1949. (brightkite.com)
  • Infants who have been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia through newborn screening are treated with antibiotics to prevent infections and receive needed vaccinations. (smore.com)