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INTRODUCTION Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a clinically significant hemoglobinopathy with increasing global incidence. We describe our experience of using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for the prevention of SCD at a tertiary referral centre in London. METHODS Between January 2002 and December 2007, of 78 at-risk couples referred for PGD(More)
BACKGROUND Distinguishing between acute presentations of osteomyelitis (OM) and vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) bone infarction in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) remains challenging for clinicians, particularly in culture-negative cases. We examined the combined role of ultrasound scan (USS), C - reactive protein and White blood counts (WCC) in aiding(More)
Weanling male albino rats were randomly alloted to zinc deficient fed (ZnDF) pair-fed (ZnPF) or ad libitum-fed (ZnAL) dietary treatments. The rats were fed diets with either low (5 micrograms/g) or adequate (100 micrograms/g) zinc for 28 days. Zinc deficiency significantly reduced growth rate by 60% and was associated with a significantly low feed intake(More)
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