Frequent and prolonged hospitalizations: a risk factor for early mortality in sickle cell disease patients.

@article{HoustonYu2003FrequentAP,
  title={Frequent and prolonged hospitalizations: a risk factor for early mortality in sickle cell disease patients.},
  author={Patricia E Houston-Yu and Sohail R. Rana and Betsy Beyer and Oswaldo de Castro},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2003},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={201-3}
}
A subset of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) has frequent and prolonged hospitalizations. Clinical outcomes for this subset of patients are not known. We analyzed mortality data in 71 such patients enrolled in a case management study. Adult patients (mean age 32 years) with SCD and > or = 50 hospitalization days/year or > or = 6 admissions/year were enrolled. Clinical and psychosocial data were obtained. During a mean 24-month follow up, 11 of 71 patients died (15.5%). Patients who died… CONTINUE READING

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