Nicole Artz, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospital, discusses the increasing role of the internist in the management of patients with sickle cell and their complex management.

References and Resources
Dunlop RJ, Bennett KC. Pain management for sickle cell disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD003350.
Click Here to read the review of the Cochrane Database System Review on pain management of sickle cell disease.

Wierenga KJ, Hambleton IR, Lewis NA. Survival estimates for patients with homozygous sickle-cell disease in Jamaica: a clinic-based population study.Lancet. 2001 Mar 3;357(9257):680-3.
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Platt O, et al. Mortality in sickle cell disease. Life expectancy and risk factors for early death. N Engl J Med. 1994 Jun 9;330(23):1639-44.
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