When it comes to treating pain related to sickle cell disease, consider the underlying factors, from constipation to compression spine deformity. That’s just some of the advice from Ifeyinwa Osunkwo, MD, of Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, N.C. She joins host David H. Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, to discuss her tips for treating pain and other complications of sickle cell disease. Dr. Osunkwo also provides an update on progress toward a cure in sickle cell disease that could be available to a large number of patients.
Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about why treating patients with cancer doesn’t make her sad.
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Treating pain in sickle cell:
Treating acute chest syndrome:
Developments in sickle cell treatment:
American Society of Hematology guidelines on the treatment of sickle cell complications.
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