Category Archives: 9th Annual Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Conference

The global burden of sickle cell disease – wasted lives

Over 300,000 babies are born with sickle cell anaemia each year, more than three quarters of them in sub-Saharan Africa (1). It is often said that the vast majority of these babies do not survive into adult life. But what … Continue reading

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The global burden of sickle cell disease – numbers

We all spend a lot of time looking at the detail, but sometimes it is important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. During the 9th Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference in London this autumn several … Continue reading

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Cannabis, sickle cell and new concepts in chronic pain

Professor Kalpna Gupta, who works at the University of Minnesota in the US, gave an interesting talk at the 9th Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Conference in London last week. The talk covered her investigations into the use of cannabis as … Continue reading

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How the world around you affects the severity of sickle cell disease

We all know that sickle cell is a highly variable disorder; some people seem to be hardly affected by the condition, whereas others have multiple, serious problems. Trying to understand the cause of this variability has preoccupied sickle cell doctors … Continue reading

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Research interest and funding in sickle cell

The autumn has brought a rush of new publications on sickle cell disease and the 9th Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Conference, organised by Dr Baba Inusa from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital (7th to 9th October 2015), clarified many of … Continue reading

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