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    individuals live with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016). SCD is a genetic blood disorder (CDC, 2016) characterized by acute painful episodes. According to Nouraie & Gordeuk (2015) patients with SCD visit the emergency department 190,000 times annually and are admitted in the hospital 110,000 times per year. Indeed, due to advance medical treatment of patients with SCD most patients now live beyond infancy into adulthood. However, most adults with SCD pain are undertreated and underserved. Also, research indicate that little treatment technique is known about the management of pain in adults with SCD compared to much that is known about the treatment of pain in children and adolescent with SCD. Consequently, it is essential that health care providers, especially advanced practice nurses (APN), equip themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to appropriately provide supportive, compassionate and therapeutic care to these vulnerable patient population. Therefore, this paper will discuss the concept of pain management in adult patient with SCD, the dimension and characteristics of pain…

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    Understanding the treatment of sickle cell disease with hydroxyurea (HU) is an ever evolving topic as new mechanisms that are affected by HU have and continue to be discovered since it became the only FDA-approved drug for this disease. However, there are many physicians around the world that underutilize this drug. While it may be due to the potential adverse effects that are associated with the use of HU, education on all the affected mechanisms may sway the physicians thinking if they can be…

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    The Sickle Cell Disease

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    Sickle Cell Disease is a blood disorder that’s inherited and affects almost 100,00 folks in the United States . Red blood cells contain hemoglobin which is a protein that carries oxygen in the blood . Normal red blood cells are flexible and round which allows body . The sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form a cresent shaped red blood cells to break away easily causing anemia . Instead of the normal 120 days the…

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    Sickle Cell Disease

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    “Managing Sickle Cell Disease”, sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder affecting the red blood cells. The disease causes the red blood cells to become rigid and half-moon shaped, resulting in obstruction of capillary blood flow. Decreased oxygen to the tissues results in pain. The disease is inherited and has the greatest prevalence among Black Americans and Hispanics in the United States. Inheritance is autosomal recessive and results in production of sickle hemoglobin S instead of…

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    Sickle Cell Disease

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    Summary Sickle cell disease (Zia & Rafique) is a hereditary blood disorder that is caused by a mutation in the hemoglobin genes. The disease represents a major health problem in high prevalence countries such as Saudi Arabia (SA) due to the associated high mortality rate. To date, there has been no studies discuss the current status of SCD in SA, its impact on health care cost and the major factors associated with high utilization of health care services. This paper aimed to review articles…

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    Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder that is diagnosed in both children and adults. Most children in the United States are diagnosed very early in age, because the signs and symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease are usually going to begin in early childhood (nih.gov). Sickle Cell Disease is a disorder in which the body produces sickle, or “crescent” shaped, blood cells instead of disc-shaped cells. These crescent shaped blood cells are caused by an abnormal sickle shaped…

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    Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

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    cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Individuals with SCD have irregular hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood cells (RBC). Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease of the RBCs. Typically red blood cells are formed like a circular shape. This gives them the adaptability to go through even the tiniest veins. Be that as it may, in individuals with sickle cell, the red blood cells have a strange curve shape. When shaped…

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    There are approximately 350 million people who suffer from hereditary diseases worldwide. The children and adults that have these diseases have no control in preventing them. A person inherits a chronic disease from their parents based upon their genetic makeup. A hereditary disease is an inherited medical condition caused by a DNA abnormality. When you have a hereditary disease you encounter mental, physical and emotional impacts, both short term and long term at any age. The caregivers of…

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    Identify the disease process presented by the case study as well as the normal structure and function of the organ system and/or physiological process that has the alteration. Shawn, the main character of “The Uniformed Coach” scenario has sickle cell disease (SCD) and is suffering from a sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell disease is a form of hemolytic anemia that is inherited; being caused by an abnormal hemoglobin molecule. There are several forms of SCD but the most severe is simply called…

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    The journal article first talks about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being steadily rising in Ireland more than ten years. SCD raised because of immigration. This disease is most common in men. The condition of SCD makes the abnormal red blood cells not function properly. The life span of a person with SCD is shortened. This disease is a global health problem.There was a non - funded neonatal screening program for all the children identified SCD in Republic of Ireland born after 2005. The screening…

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