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Sickle Cell Disease (Pediatrics)

Anemia Management

Preliminary results with administration of recombinant human erythropoietin in sickle cell/beta-thalassemia patients during pregnancy.

Bourantas K, Makrydimas G, Georgiou J, Tsiara S, Lolis D.

Source‎: Eur J Haematol 1996;56(5):326-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8641410

On the use of hydroxyurea/erythropoietin combination therapy for sickle cell disease.

el-Hazmi MA, al-Momen A, Kandaswamy S, Huraib S, Harakati M, al-Mohareb F, Warsy AS.

Source‎: Acta Haematol 1995;94(3):128-34.

Indexed‎: PubMed 7502628

Use of erythropoietin in a pregnant Jehovah’s Witness with sickle-cell disease.

Tan TL, Ahmad H, Jhavar R, Patel R, Harrison C, Oteng-Ntim E.

Source‎: J Obstet Gynaecol 2007;27(1):82-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17365469

Combination erythropoietin-hydroxyurea therapy in sickle cell disease: experience from the National Institutes of Health and a literature review.

Little JA, McGowan VR, Kato GJ, Partovi KS, Feld JJ, Maric I, Martyr S, Taylor JG 6th, Machado RF, Heller T, Castro O, Gladwin MT.

Source‎: Haematologica 2006;91(8):1076-83.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16885048

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