Disparities are rampant in the care of patients with sickle cell disease: decreased life expectancy, decreased access to high quality care, longer wait times and worse pain management in the ED, and lack of prioritization on local, national, and global levels. How can we do better?
How common is iron deficiency? Is a CBC all we need for screening? And can iron deficiency cause symptoms in the absence of anemia?
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month! What key points should we remember about health maintenance for patients with sickle cell disease?
Does reproducible chest pain rule out PE? How often do patients with COPD exacerbation have a PE? Is there an age-adjustment factor for D-dimer levels?