A survey of perioperative management of sickle cell disease in North America.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Paediatric anaesthesia, Volume 21, Issue 1, p.43-9 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Anemia, Sickle Cell, Anesthesia, Blood Transfusion, Child, Clinical Research Division, Fluid Therapy, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Intraoperative Care, North America, Perioperative Care, Preoperative Care, Referral and Consultation

Abstract:

Children with sickle cell disease frequently undergo surgical procedures that are associated with acute exacerbations of the disease. Current perioperative management practices are unclear.