Pain management in sickle cell disease.

  title={Pain management in sickle cell disease.},
  author={Matthew J Booker and Kate L. Blethyn and Christine J Wright and Sheila M. Greenfield},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  volume={2 1},
OBJECTIVES Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder characterized by recurrent 'crisis' pain, which is the most common reason for repeated hospital admission. The nature of this pain, however, is poorly understood, and the pain is often sub-optimally managed. METHODS A focus group format, interpreted using thematic analysis, was used to gain a greater understanding of the barriers that SCD patients face in managing their pain and their perceptions of the treatment that they… CONTINUE READING

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