Ruben Nzouakou

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We report here our experience with regular automated red cell exchange transfusion for the management of chronic complications of sickle cell disease in 50 patients in our institution from June 2011 to December 2014. The mean sickle hemoglobin level was 44% and 8.5% pre- and post-transfusion, respectively. Platelets were reduced by a mean 70% during the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intravascular haemolytic reactions are reported in red-cell T-activated patients after blood transfusion. The relationship between T antigen antibodies present in normal plasma and these reactions remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the haemolytic activity of T antibodies in vitro in comparison with anti-A/B antibodies. (More)
AIMS Transfused patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk of iron overload and identifying such patients is important to prevent associated complications. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of serial serum ferritin (SF) measurements in identifying patients with hepatic iron overload as assessed by liver MRI and its usefulness in guiding decision(More)
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