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sickle

(sĭk′əl)
v. sick·led, sick·ling, sick·les
v.tr.
To deform (a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
v.intr.
To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
adj.
Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped: a sickle moon.

sickle (sik´əl),

Patient discussion about sickle

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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The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at CHOP is one of the most advanced care and research centers for sickle cell disease in the nation," said Madeline Bell, president and CEO at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
There is great need for a widely available and well tolerated treatment for the sickle cell disease patients in Europe," said Yutaka Niihara, M.
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It is being put together by the Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care, which expects families of more than 100 victims to sign up the lawsuit.
Prospective screening of all children admitted to one hospital during a 30-month period found that 398 were having acute anemic events - accounting for nearly 1% of all admissions and 12% of children admitted with sickle cell disease.
According to the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, the disease occurs in approximately 1 in every 500 African-Americans and 1 in every 900 Hispanic Americans.
Levels of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), which is released from the ventricles during pressure strain, were measured in a study of 230 sickle cell patients and 45 controls.
The embryonic stem (ES) cells - obtained from genetically-engineered mice carrying human genes with the sickle cell mutation - have the potential to be transplanted back to the body to produce a multiplying supply of healthy and normal blood cells, according to the new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Analysis of hospital records revealed that sickle cell patients had a fetal death rate of 10% after the first trimester.
Sickle cell anaemia or sickle cell disease is an inherited problem concerning red blood cells.
After 6 months, blood pressure in the lungs of sickle cell patients receiving the drug had eased by an average of 18 percent.