App Created to Help Doctors Better Treat Sickle Cell Patients

Researchers developed a mobile app to provide primary care physicians (PCPs) with tools — guidelines, algorithms, and a pathway — needed to communicate effectively with local specialists regarding sickle cell disease. The team from Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh developed the iOS-based ‘toolkit’ after finding that not all…

Neonatal Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in India Stresses Value of Early Diagnosis, Preventive Treatment

Early diagnosis of infants affected by sickle cell disease (SCD) through neonatal screening and adequate follow-up are effective tools to decrease the mortality rate associated with the condition. Researchers in central India sought to establish a neonatal screening program and describe the clinical course and hematological presentation of babies with sickle cell.

Brain Scans Key to Detecting Strokes in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia, although best characterized by chronic anemia, pain, and vascular  occlusion, is also associated with strokes and cognitive problems in children, and magnetic resonance imaging is key to proper monitoring and managing of the disease, researchers in China reported. Researchers at the Xuzhou Children’s Hospital highlighted the neurological complications of…