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Sickle Cell Disease and Elective Cholecystectomy

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.192
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3–9

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08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica: A Review – Past, Present and Future

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.107
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147–50
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Screening newborns for sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica has significantly impacted mortality and morbidity of affected children. Efforts must continue toward the goal of island-wide newborn screening for SCD in order to ensure continued improvements.
 
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Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Compliance with Intramuscular Penicillin Prophylaxis in Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica

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177–80
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Intramuscular penicillin prophylaxis, despite commonly perceived challenges, is a practical option which can contribute to better patient compliance and thus significantly impact global rates of invasive pneumococcal disease and its complications in children with SCD and other similar conditions.

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Objective: Penicillin prophylaxis is important in the defence against invasive pneumococcal disease in sickle cell disease (SCD). Penicillin may be administered by the oral route or by the intramuscular (IM) route. Compliance with the oral route, although difficult to assess, has been reported to be highly variable and often poor. We sought to determine the compliance rate with intramuscular penicillin (IM) prophylaxis in children with sickle cell disease.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Jamaican Children, Aged 1–5 Years, with Sickle Cell Disease

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292–6
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Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) occurs in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica. Further studies are needed to determine whether treatment of IDA in children with SCD reduces morbidity and is associated with clinical benefits such as improvement in neurocognitive function.

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine, using a combination of measures, the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in children under five years-of-age who have sickle cell disease (SCD) and attend the Sickle Cell Clinic (SCU) of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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