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Vitamin D deficiency and acute vaso‐occlusive complications in children with sickle cell disease
Vitamin D is increasingly recognized for its roles in non‐skeletal disorders. Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) have a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency but data are limited with respectExpand
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Sickle cell disease: time for a closer look at treatment options?
Tremendous progress has been made in the care of individuals with sickle cell over the past several decades. Major successes have been comprehensive infection prophylaxis, prediction and preventionExpand
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Surgical treatment of moyamoya syndrome in patients with sickle cell anemia: outcome following encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis.
OBJECTIVES Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and moyamoya syndrome carry a significant risk of ischemic stroke. Given the success of encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) or pial synangiosis inExpand
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Reduced toxicity, myeloablative conditioning with BU, fludarabine, alemtuzumab and SCT from sibling donors in children with sickle cell disease
BU and CY (BU/CY; 200 mg/kg) before HLA-matched sibling allo-SCT in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with ~85% EFS but is limited by the acute and late effects of BU/CYExpand
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Fetal Hemoglobin Levels in African American and Hispanic Children With Sickle Cell Disease at Baseline and in Response to Hydroxyurea
The degree of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) expression is a major determinant of phenotypic severity of sickle cell disease (SCD). Genetic regulation of HbF production is complex and can vary among ethnicExpand
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Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Ultra-widefield Fluorescein Angiography for Early Detection of Adolescent Sickle Retinopathy.
PURPOSE Based on standard screening techniques, sickle retinopathy reportedly occurs in 10% of adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD). We performed a prospective, observational clinical study toExpand
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An Experimental Pilot Study on Controlled Portal Vein Arterialization with an Extracorporeal Device in the Swine Model of Partial Liver Resection and Ischemia
Aim To determine whether the physiologically oxygenated arterial blood reversed in the portal system by means of portal vein arterialization (PVA) through an extracorporeal device which we haveExpand
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The First Case of Ureteral Duplication in a Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation
Aim Kidney transplantation with ureteral duplication may represent a doubled risk factor in terms of ureteral stenosis or necrosis with urinary leakage usually from the site of ureteroneocystostomy.Expand
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Portal vein oxygen supply through a liver extracorporeal device to treat acute liver failure in Swine induced by subtotal hepatectomy: preliminary data.
AIM To determine whether the increase of oxygen supply in the portal system by a liver extracorporeal (L.E.O.NARDO) device is effective in treating swine with subtotal hepatectomy leading to acuteExpand
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Response to Long-term Vitamin D Therapy for Bone Disease in Children With Sickle Cell Disease
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk for bone fragility from multiple factors including vitamin D deficiency. To date, no studies have evaluated the efficacy and safety of long-termExpand
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