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Sickle Cell Disease in Clinical Practice

Howard, Jo, Telfer, Paul

2015, XXII, 303 p. 72 illus., 54 illus. in color.

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  • A concise practical guide on how to manage sickle cell disease
  • A clear guide to outpatient management of sickle cell patients, including management plans for the chronic complications of sickle cell disease
  • A pragmatic approach, offering management algorithms where appropriate

This practical clinical handbook reveals that sickle cell disease (SCD) is an increasingly common condition to manage in Europe and North America. SCD demands clinical expertise and experience as well as sensitivity to its social and cultural context. This book is designed to broaden readers’ knowledge in this challenging condition by describing the acute and long-term complications unique to SCD and that affect nearly every system of the body. Critically, it also details the significant recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of SCD that are leading to novel treatment modalities.


Sickle Cell Disease in Clinical Practice promotes higher quality care by outlining the clinical problems as they arise, and covering essential background information, including up-to-date research, and useful points to guide management. As such, the intended target audience is broad and includes general physicians, general practitioners, hematologists, pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, medical students, nurse specialists and commissioners.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Hematology - Sickle Cell

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Pathology

Table of contents 

Overview of Sickle Cell Disease.- Laboratory Tests Used in Diagnosis and Monitoring of Sickle Cell Disease.- Organization of Care for Sickle Cell Disease.- Overview and general principles.- Pain in Sickle Cell Disease.- Respiratory and Cardiac Complications in Sickle Cell Disease.- Neurological Complications of Sickle Cell Disease.- Renal and Urological Complications in Sickle Cell Disease.- Bone and Joint Complications in Sickle Cell Disease.- Ophthalmological complications in Sickle Cell Disease.- The Spleen in Sickle Cell Disease.- Infection and Infection Prophylaxis in Sickle Cell Disease.- Gastroenterological Complications in Sickle Cell Disease.- Anemia and Sickle Cell Disease.- Leg Ulceration in Sickle Cell Disease.- Management of Pregnancy in Sickle Cell Disease.- Surgical Management of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease.- Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Modalities.- Out-Patient Management of Sickle Cell Disease Patients.

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