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Addressing Global Issues

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on June 19, was first celebrated in 2009 and continues to be a great opportunity for organizations around the world and the sickle cell disease (SCD) global community to raise public awareness about the disease. Today, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is proud to share significant progress in the …

Convergence of Inflammatory Pathways in Allergic Asthma and Sickle Cell Disease

Authors Amali E Samarasinghe, Jason W Rosch  The underlying pathologies of sickle cell disease and asthma share many characteristics in terms of respiratory inflammation. The principal mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation are largely distinct, but activation of common pathways downstream of the initial inflammatory triggers may lead to exacerbation of both disease states. The altered inflammatory …

Ketamine In Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Authors Vwaire J. Orhurhu , Jacob S. Roberts, Steven P. Cohen Acute and chronic pain remain important health problems both in the United States and worldwide. With the rise in the prevalence of many chronic degenerative diseases across the globe, the distribution and absolute numbers of persons experiencing acute and chronic pain have continued to …

American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for sickle cell disease: transfusion support.

BACKGROUND: Red cell transfusions remain a mainstay of therapy for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), but pose significant clinical challenges. Guidance for specific indications and administration of transfusion, as well as screening, prevention, and management of alloimmunization, delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions (DHTRs), and iron overload may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to develop …

Guide to Sickle Cell and Employment

“A team at De Montfort University (Professor Simon Dyson and Dr Maria Berghs) in the UK has recently completed a project looking at sickle cell, work and employment. The project has produced a Guide to Sickle Cell and Employment and produced a web-site with some further resources at http://sicklecellwork.dmu.ac.uk. …