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Sickle Cell Disease (Adults)

Management of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis and Acute Chest Syndrome—Antibiotic and Respiratory Therapy

Incentive spirometry to prevent acute pulmonary complications in sickle cell diseases.

Bellet PS, Kalinyak KA, Shukla R, Gelfand MJ, Rucknagel DL.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 1995;333(11):699-703.

Indexed‎: PubMed 7637747

Continuous inhaled nitric oxide therapy in a case of sickle cell disease with multiorgan involvement.

Chang WL, Corate LM, Sinclair JM, van der Heyde HC.

Source‎: J Investig Med 2008;56(8):1023-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19050460

DOI‎: 10.231/JIM.0b013e31818cb612

Safety of purified poloxamer 188 in sickle cell disease: phase I study of a non-ionic surfactant in the management of acute chest syndrome.

Ballas SK, Files B, Luchtman-Jones L, Benjamin L, Swerdlow P, Hilliard L, Coates T, Abboud M, Wojtowicz-Praga S, Grindel JM.

Source‎: Hemoglobin 2004;28(2):85-102.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15182051

Causes and outcomes of the acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease. National Acute Chest Syndrome Study Group.

Vichinsky EP, Neumayr LD, Earles AN, Williams R, Lennette ET, Dean D, Nickerson B, Orringer E, McKie V, Bellevue R, Daeschner C, Manci EA.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2000;342(25):1855-65.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10861320

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