Trends in mortality and hospital admissions of sickle cell disease patients before and after the newborn screening program in Maranhão, Brazil

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Lima, Ana Ranoy Gomes; Ribeiro, Valdinar Sousa; Nicolau, Dario Itapary;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia, volume 37, issue 1, pages 12-16 (issn: 1516-8484, eissn: 1806-0870)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.bjhh.2014.11.009, pmc: PMC4318842
  • Subject: Early diagnosis | Hospital information systems | Original Article | Hematology | Anemia, sickle cell | Indicators of morbidity and mortality | sickle cell | Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs | Neonatal screening | RC633-647.5 | Hospital information systems Indicators of morbidity and mortality | Anemia

Objective: To assess the impact of the implementation of neonatal screening on hospitalization and death rates due to sickle cell disease in patients from the state of Maranhão, Brazil. Methods: A descriptive study was performed of all inpatients and deaths of pati... View more