vasoocclusion

vasoocclusion

/vaso·oc·clu·sion/ (-ŏ-kloo´zhun) occlusion of a blood vessel or vessels.vasoocclu´sive
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The protein P-selectin has been identified as a causative agent in the adhesion process and the blocking of P-selectin release reduces the frequency of vasoocclusion in sickle cell disease.
Probing vasoocclusion phenomena in sickle cell anemia via mesoscopic simulations.
Although the deoxygenation/polymerization/sickling process provides a basic understanding of SCD, there is an increasing appreciation that interactions of sickle cells with other cells and proteins contribute to hemolysis and vasoocclusion.
Furthermore, increased adhesion of PS-expressing erythrocytes to endothelial cells contributes to vasoocclusion (Closse et al.
5 Barnard and colleagues noted that this cascade of events increased the risk of further erythrocyte sickling and would cause further vasoocclusion, and worsened shunt physiology.
SCD patients suffer severe pain, vasoocclusion, anemia, organ damage, high risk of stroke and renal insufficiency.