Tag: sickle cell

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises

Adults with sickle cell disease who experienced a vaso-occlusive crisis had substantially better outcomes when they were treated at specialty infusion centers than those treated...

JAMA Publishes Trial Results Delayed 5 Years. Here’s Why

A treatment for shortening the painful episodes of sickle cell disease (SCD) is not effective, results published in JAMA indicate. But the effort it took...

FDA Places Clinical Hold on Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

The FDA placed a clinical hold yesterday on two gene therapy trials for sickle cell disease (SCD) after one participant developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...