Hope and Destiny: The Patient's and Parent's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait

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Hilton Publishing Company, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 260 pages
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An up-to-date, informative, and personal discussion of sickle-cell anaemia, this guide provides information on medically proven methods of treatment along with patient vignettes. Written primarily for African Americans, who comprise the majority of the victims of sickle-cell anaemia, this handbook for patients and those who live or work with them examines the complex issues that surround this genetic disease. Advice on dealing with the physical suffering, inability to work, quality of life issues, and premature death that affect sickle-cell patients is offered in layman's terms to aid patients and caregivers in making informed decisions.

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Hope and destiny: the patient's and parent's guide to sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait

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This consumer's guide to understanding sickle cell disease, a very painful and incurable illness that primarily affects African Americans, was co-written by Platt, who works at the Georgia ... Read full review

Contents

Understanding the Blood
3
Understanding Genetics
11
Genetic Counseling
17
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Allan Platt, PA-C, is the program coordinator at the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Susan Platt, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. Cathy Hedrich, RPT, is a registered physical therapist with 20 years of experience. They all live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Allan Platt, Jr., PA-C, is on the faculty of the physician assistant program at Emory University School of Medicine. He is the coauthor of "Overcoming Pain," Alan Sacerdote, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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