Body Mass Index and the Association With Vaso-occlusive Crises in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

@article{Zivot2017BodyMI,
  title={Body Mass Index and the Association With Vaso-occlusive Crises in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease},
  author={Andrea Zivot and Nataly Apollonsky and Edward J Gracely and Deepti Raybagkar},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={39},
  pages={314–317}
}
  • Andrea Zivot, Nataly Apollonsky, +1 author Deepti Raybagkar
  • Published in
    Journal of pediatric…
    2017
  • Medicine
  • Background: Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) historically have been underweight and have poor overall growth. Recent studies have demonstrated a trend toward obesity in pediatric SCD populations. Materials and Methods: Through retrospective chart review of patients with SCD followed at our center, we collected patient’s data, including body mass index (BMI), weight percentiles, sickle cell genotype, baseline hemoglobin, medical and psychiatric comorbidities, 25-hydroxy vitamin D level… CONTINUE READING

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