Hb S


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Hb S

Abbreviation for sickle cell hemoglobin.

Hb S

abbreviation for hemoglobin S.

Hb S

Abbreviation for hemoglobin S; sickle cell hemoglobin.

Patient discussion about Hb S

Q. Please precribe for me the possible medicine (treatment) for sickle cells. Secondly, my boy lost hearing at 4 1- I need to know how sickle cells can be treated. 2- My boy just surprisingly lost his abillity to hear anything at the age of 4.

A. wow...you are going through some hard times...it's the hardest thing in the world seeing your children in pain. loosing his hearing could be caused by clots that were formed and destroyed the ear nerve. but it's unlikely it happened in both ears...so i would check it out. and about treatment- there are a variety of treatments, so i found a web site with them all. and even some that are still in research: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Treatments.html

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1c] can be used to assess glycemic control in patients with Hb S trait; (16) other groups have expanded this recommendation to include Hb C and Hb D trait.
5) Of these, 10% carried either the Hb C or Hb S allele.
This analysis identified a substitution at codon 6 [GAG to GTG (Glu to Val)] on one allele, corresponding to Hb S, and a substitution at codon 1 [GTG to GCG (Val to Ala)] on the other allele, corresponding to Hb Raleigh.
The family of SCDs, which is characterized by Hb S (Glu6Val substitution in the [beta]-globin protein), is prevalent among African Americans.
In addition, there are other variants with electrophoretic mobilities identical or similar to those of Hb S and Hb C.
The presence of Hb S trait produced statistically significant differences for all methods except the Nycocard and Synchron CX7 methods.
Previous studies have shown that some gHb methods yield inaccurate results with samples heterozygous for hemoglobin (Hb) C or Hb S (4-6).
Samples with hemoglobin variants were identified by comparison of retention times on the Diamat system (Bio-Rad Clinical Laboratories) to known retention times for Hb S and Hb C.
An automatic HPLC system (VARIANT[R], Bio-Rad) has been developed primarily for the detection of [beta]-thalassemia disorders such as [beta]-thalassemia carriers, Hb S and Hb C.
No similar "right shoulder" was observed in the analysis of red cell hemolysates from trait carriers of Hb S ([[alpha].
Accurate quantification of Hb S is an essential component in the discrimination of uncomplicated Hb S trait from other conditions characterized by the presence of Hb S.