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Sickle Cell Disease (Adults)

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

Fluid replacement therapy for acute episodes of pain in people with sickle cell disease.

Okomo U, Meremikwu MM.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012;(6):CD005406.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22696351

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD005406.pub3

Management of sickle cell disease.

de Montalembert M.

Source‎: BMJ 2008;337:a1397.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18779222

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.a1397

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