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Blood transfusion for preventing primary and secondary stroke in people with sickle cell disease

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Title
Blood transfusion for preventing primary and secondary stroke in people with sickle cell disease
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, November 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003146.pub2
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Authors

Wang, Winfred C, Dwan, Kerry

Abstract

In sickle cell disease, a common inherited haemoglobin disorder, abnormal haemoglobin distorts red blood cells, causing anaemia, vaso-occlusion and dysfunction in most body organs. Without intervention, stroke affects around 10% of children with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) and recurrence is likely. Chronic blood transfusion dilutes the sickled red blood cells, reducing the risk of vaso-occlusion and stroke. However, side effects can be severe.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Kenya 1 1%
Cameroon 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 83 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 21 23%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 51%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 15 16%