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Effect of Hydroxyurea on Priapism in Men with Sickle Cell Disease

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.326
Pages: 
518–20
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This report represents a retrospective case series of males with sickle cell disease who have recurrent episodes of ischaemic priapism and were being treated with hydroxyurea for other indications. We evaluated the changes in priapism episodes in these patients.

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Accepted: 
14 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Oct, 2016

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.107
Pages: 
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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Pages: 
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
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