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Sickle-cell disease, or sickle-cell anaemia (or drepanocytosis), is a life-long blood disorder characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells' flexibility and results in a risk of various complications.
Acetaminophen use helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in pediatric heart surgery patients

Acetaminophen use helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in pediatric heart surgery patients

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Doctors cure sickle cell patients using allogeneic stem cells

Doctors cure sickle cell patients using allogeneic stem cells

Pitt researcher secures nearly $5 million NIH funding for 'Tic-Tac-Toe' RF coil system

Pitt researcher secures nearly $5 million NIH funding for 'Tic-Tac-Toe' RF coil system

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Genetic mutation that may protect people from malaria found to be more common

Genetic mutation that may protect people from malaria found to be more common

University of Illinois at Chicago awarded $4.6 million NIH grant for chronic pain research

University of Illinois at Chicago awarded $4.6 million NIH grant for chronic pain research

Study reveals HCT as effective treatment for NHL patients regardless of age

Study reveals HCT as effective treatment for NHL patients regardless of age

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Sangamo and Pfizer partner for development of new zinc finger protein gene therapy to treat ALS

Sangamo and Pfizer partner for development of new zinc finger protein gene therapy to treat ALS

Strategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease

Strategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Increasing hydroxyurea dose linked to reduction in hospitalization for young sickle cell anemia patients

Increasing hydroxyurea dose linked to reduction in hospitalization for young sickle cell anemia patients

Overabundance of gut bacteria may exacerbate pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Overabundance of gut bacteria may exacerbate pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Genotype may help identify patients at increased risk for sickle cell disease-related complications

Genotype may help identify patients at increased risk for sickle cell disease-related complications

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Mental stress and anticipation of pain may trigger painful sickle cell episodes

Mental stress and anticipation of pain may trigger painful sickle cell episodes

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Conference to focus on preventing and reversing consequences of sickle cell disease

Conference to focus on preventing and reversing consequences of sickle cell disease