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Patients, Families and Friends
Health Care Providers
by James Eckman, M.D. and Allan Platt, PA-C
These guidelines are updated copies from the book: "Problem Oriented Management of Sickle Cell Syndromes", originally published in 1991 using grant support from the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant MJC-131003-04), The Southeastern Regional Genetics Group (Grant MCJ 131002-08) and a legislative grant from the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR Contract 427-93-10593)
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Notice: These protocols are guidelines in use at the Sickle Cell Center at Grady Health System, and they are intended for use by heath care providers treating patient with sickle cell syndromes. These guidelines are supplements to current text in general medicine, surgery and pediatrics. The recommendations for use and dosages of all medications is based on a review of current medical literature and 10 years of sickle cell acute care experience. The use of any drug should be preceded by a careful review of the package insert, which provides indications and dosages as approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.