Category: CURRENT SICKLE CELL NEWS

This category contains the current sickle cell anemia news.

Nonopioid Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Pain.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of nonopioid pharmacologic agents in patients with specific types of chronic pain, considering effects on pain, function, quality of life, and adverse events.DATA SOURCES:Electronic databases (Ovid® MEDLINE®, Embase®, PsycINFO®, CINAHL®, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) through September 10, 2019, reference …

Clarification on Pain Management Recommendations for Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease

Representatives from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Hematology (ASH), CDC, FDA, and the authors of the JAMA Oncology article detailing the meeting convened to address the perceived variance among clinical practice guidelines for disease management in patients with cancer and those with sickle cell disease.1 Though there …

TIPS TO STAY SAFE

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Common symptoms of COVID-19 begin up to 14 days after exposure. Presentation of illness ranges from asymptomatic/ mild symptoms to severe illness and mortality. The symptoms include: General symptoms Fever Headache Fatigue Generalized weakness *Usually accompanied by fever Respiratory symptoms Gastrointestinal symptoms Nausea Vomiting Abdominal Pain Diarrhea *Usually accompanied by …

COVID-19 AND SICKLE CELL

A Message from the President Dr. Jean Walrond Ph.D. The COVID-19 virus has brought to the forefront our once again that our mission is to educate our sickle cell anemia patients, families and stakeholders. Fortunately, we have been working hard to lay a foundation so we can provide our members with timely and important information …

Evaluation of the effectiveness of prophylactic oral vitamin D (cholecalciferol) in children with sickle cell disease

BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency has become an emerging public health problem due to its influence on skeletal and extraskeletal diseases. Bone health in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is especially compromised and they are more likely to have 25(OH)D deficiency than the general population. Despite this, there is little information on the efficacy …

Press Release on New Born Screening in Alberta

June 19, 2019 Newborn screening now tests for sickle cell disease CALGARY – All babies in the province are now eligible for routine testing for sickle cell disease following an expansion to Alberta’s Newborn Metabolic Screening (NMS) program. Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to have a crescent moon or sickle shape and become …

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Second Annual 3K Walk / Run Caribbean Heritage Sports Day at Rotary Challenger Park in Calgary September 8, 2018 Click Here for Full Details …