There is still no cure for sickle cell disease other than experimental transplantation procedures, but treatments for complications of sickle cell have prolonged the lives of many patients who are now living into adulthood.
The hallmark of sickle cell disease is the sickle cell crisis (sometimes known as a vaso-occlusive crisis), which is an episode of pain. It is the most common reason for hospitalization in sickle cell disease. The pattern may...Read more
Recently, we have discussed articles in the scientific literature that have raised concerns that prescription pain medications are at times... Read more »