Student Grand Rounds Sickle Cell Anemia

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    Medical Student Grand Rounds Sickle Cell Anemia February 24, 2011
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    Important Issues in Care of the Patient with Sickle Cell Anemia Be aware of variants SS SC S β t halessemia Screen Newborns    
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    Remember the Pathophysiology of Sickling Deoxygenated sickle  hemoglobin forms  rigid polymers RBCs are deformed
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    Remember the Pathophysiology of Sickling Thrombosis and  Vaso-occlusion is  precipitated by Acidosis Dehydration Cold temperatures Infection
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    Be Aware of Complications Pain  Infection Splenic Sequestration Aplastic Crisis Chest Syndrome Stroke Gallbladder Disease  Kidney Disease
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    Pain from “Sickle Cell Crisis” Precipitants Cold weather Dehydration Infection Stress Menses Alcohol Usually no obvious cause
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  Pain from “Sickle Cell Crisis” Characteristics Back, chest, extremities, abdomen
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course BMS 6016 taught by Professor Hagen during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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