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sickling

 [sik´ling]
the development of sickle cells in the blood.
sickling test a method of demonstrationg hemoglobin S and the sickling phenomenon in erythrocytes, performed by reducing the oxygen concentration to which the erythrocytes are exposed.

sick·ling

(sik'ling),
Production of sickle-shaped erythrocytes in the circulation, as in sickle cell anemia.

sick·ling

(sik'ling)
Production of sickle-shaped erythrocytes in the circulation, as in sickle cell anemia.

Patient discussion about sickling

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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Erythrocyte sickling during exercise and thermal stress.
The recommendation by the group that the sickling test be the preferred and sole method for screening, purely on the basis of economics, is disconcerting, while with its observed shortcomings the proposed screening method would be of short-term benefit.
In the event of a sickling collapse, athletic department staff, coaches, and medical staff should treat it as a medical emergency by doing the following: call 911; check vital signs; administer high-flow oxygen with a non-rebreather face mask; cool the athlete, if necessary; and tell the doctors to expect explosive rhabdomyolysis and grave metabolic complications.
Blood flow in the joint was drastically slowed down, causing sickling and vessel blockages leading to bone infarction.
Diagnosis of sickling by placental examination: geographic differences in incidence.
Potassium, lost from cells during sickling, may be replaced with IV or PO potassium supplements (Huff, 1989; Martinelli, 1991 Wayne, Kevy, & Nathan, 1993).
Because the gene for sickling disease is recessive, a child must inherit it from both parents in order to develop the full-blown illness.
As low oxygen tension that causes sickling of red blood cells and also hampers the growth of the parasite.
Considering that fluted pumpkin gave much higher anti-sickling activities at a lower concentration, they said that its extract can be used as a prophylactic drug in offsetting sickling crisis as well as be administered during a crisis to reduce the pain.
James B Herrick reported peculiar elongated sickle shaped red blood cells in a case of severe anaemia at Detroit, which may lead to death and termed it as sickling. This genetically determined disorder however, first noted in American Negroes, and has a worldwide distribution.
The sickling crisis in SCT women may occur in cases of extreme anaemia, dehydration, acidosis, vigorous exertion and at high altitude.