Published in Blood Weekly, April 26th, 2001
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientist Grant Steen, PhD, is the author of the study.
Many sickle cell patients suffer from vasculopathy, or damaged blood vessels. The damage may be caused by the high rate of blood flow that is typical of patients with this type of anemia. Because the blood cannot carry as much oxygen, the blood must flow more quickly to bring enough oxygen to the brain.
Pain crises are a well-known symptom of sickle cell disease,...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Blood Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.