Are there phases to the vaso-occlusive painful episode in sickle cell disease?

  title={Are there phases to the vaso-occlusive painful episode in sickle cell disease?},
  author={Eufemia Jacob and Judith E Beyer and Christine Miaskowski and Marilyn Savedra and Marsha Treadwell and Lori A Styles},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={29 4},
The purpose of this study was to describe the pain experience of children with sickle cell disease who were hospitalized for vaso-occlusive painful episodes. The pain experience, and signs and symptoms prior to admission and during hospitalization, are presented in the context of whether there is evidence to support the existence of phases to a vaso-occlusive painful episode. Children were interviewed about the onset of the painful episode and were asked to describe their pain from the day of… CONTINUE READING

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