Congratulations to Dr. Anderson publishing her research in the American Journal of Hematology
Beyond the transition of adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease to adult care: Role of geography
Some results for Dr. Anderson's and her
colleagues Dr. Ballas & Dr. Eckman research
"Most important among these is that the rate of death in Atlanta was much lower than that in Philadelphia: 5.8% in Atlanta versus 22.2% in Philadelphia during the 10 years after transition. The major cause of death was iron overload due chronic organ damage. It is most likely
that these patients had chronic organ damage due to SCD that required frequent blood transfusions leading to iron overload."
To read more about this paper, go to the
American Journal of Hematology
Received: 3 March 2017 | Accepted: 9 March 2017
Beyond the transition of adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease to adult care: Role of geography.
All the best,
Sickle Cell Specialty Treatment Center
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