Sickle Cell Anemia: Modern Trends in Treatment

Intsar S. Waked and Amal A. Alotaibi
College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BISAC: MED038000




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Sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited hemolytic anemia, is associated with multiple acute and chronic complications such as painful vasoocclusive events, cerebral vasculopathy, priapism, and renal or lung disease. These complications are variable and unpredictable, and can be associated with significant morbidity and poor quality of life. This book covers several areas regarding pathology, diagnosis, complications, signs, symptoms and medical treatments. There are few studies in literature on the role of physiotherapy as a resource to prevent and treat locomotor system disorders, respiratory problems and painful crises in SCD individuals. This book highlights the role of physiotherapy in sickle cell anemia.

A comprehensive and authoritative monograph, this book will be equally interesting to both established researchers and to graduate students interested in both genetics and the physical therapy field. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)



Definition of Terms

Chapter 1. Epidemiology and Distribution

Chapter 2. Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 3. Genetic Inheritance

Chapter 4. Pathophysiology of SCD

Chapter 5. Diagnosis of SCA

Chapter 6. Signs and Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia

Chapter 7. Sickle Cell Diseases Complications

Chapter 8. Imaging of SCA

Chapter 9. Prevention and Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia

Chapter 10. Role of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia


About the Authors


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