Outcomes of acute chest syndrome in adult patients with sickle cell disease: predictors of mortality.

Adults with sickle cell disease(SCD) are a growing population. Recent national estimates of outcomes in acute chest syndrome(ACS) among adults with SCD are lacking. We describe the incidence, outcomes and predictors of mortality in ACS in adults. We hypothesize that any need for mechanical ventilati...

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Main Authors: Veerajalandhar Allareddy, Aparna Roy, Min Kyeong Lee, Romesh P Nalliah, Sankeerth Rampa, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Alexandre T Rotta
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2014-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3989222?pdf=render