Many of these painkillers are equal in strength to oxycontin and oxycodone, which many people with sickle cell anemia have been taking since they were children.
ASH continues to increase its educational resources through the development of webinars and in-person training opportunities and will also host a broad array of sessions about SCD at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
“There are many unique challenges that people with SCD face,” said ASH President-Elect Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH.
Sickle Cell News for August– To join or leave the listserv visit: ASH to Develop Clinical Guidelines to Improve Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is working on several projects to conquer sickle cell disease (SCD) worldwide.
Among them, the Society has launched an effort to develop clinical practice guidelines on the management of SCD.
Thus, federal and state governments are seeking to pressure doctors to limit their prescriptions of such drugs to patients to curb the deadly trend.
According to Judy Anderson, the executive director of the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Hampton Roads, a growing number of people who are suffering from sickle cell anemia may be severely impacted by the government’s effort to curb opioid addiction. [Epub ahead of print] The effects of music therapy on transition outcomes in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease.The Society is in the midst of developing a consortium of sub-Saharan African countries to address newborn screening and early intervention.The consortium would introduce standard-of-care practices for screening and early intervention therapies at participating institutions, with the goal of decreasing childhood mortality rates for SCD.The ASH guidelines will also take into account new evidence available since the publication of the NHLBI guidelines and will be continually updated to present the latest in optimal care strategies.These guidelines are part of a broader ASH commitment to conquer SCD worldwide.New Resources CDC – Sickle Cell Fact sheets to download and print at: https://gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/materials/Int J Adolesc Med Health. pii: /j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2017-0004/ijamh-2017-0004 Rodgers-Melnick SN1, Pell TJG1, Lane D1, Jenerette C1, Fu P1, Margevicius S1, Little JA1.