Sodium metabisulfite test was also positive showing sickle cells
Researchers have already tested the gene-editing tool on human sickle cells
in the lab and are now working on getting the technique to clinical trials.
An analysis of 9,062 concurrent assessments of fasting glucose and Hb[A.sub.1c], plus 2,001 concurrent assessments of 2-hour postprandial glucose and Hb[A.sub.1c], showed mean Hb[A.sub.1c] was consistently significantly lower in people with sickle cell
trait (mean level, 5.7%) than in those without the trait (mean level, 6%), despite similar glucose values.
disease affects millions of people worldwide and is an emerging global health burden," said George Murphy of BUSM, who is leading the project.
The patient himself reported having sickle cell
trait and getting exchange transfusions as a child.
The clinical trial enrolled 230 adult and paediatric patients from five years old, across 31 experienced sickle cell
disease treatment centres in the United States.
We report cases of five adult patients with sickle cell
SS disease who have chronic bone damage and require chronic opiate therapy for pain management.
In addition to conducting research and surveillance, CDC also strives to raise public awareness and provide education about sickle cell
disease by providing free materials to families affected by the disease.
In 2011, the most recent year for which his data is available, spending on cystic fibrosis totaled $254 million--nearly four times the $66 million that was spent on sickle cell
, even though the latter affects three times as many people.
Renal disease is a known complication of sickle cell
This prospective single centered case control study was conducted at the department of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and sickle cell
research centre at a tertiary care centre (VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur) over a period of 1year ending in July 2012.
It is now planning an awareness drive to educate sickle cell
anaemia sufferers about the risks of not drinking fluids and following a healthy diet.