publication . Article . 2017

Socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes among persons with sickle cell disease

Asnani, Monika R.; Knight Madden, Jennifer; Reid, Marvin; Greene, Lisa-Gaye; Lyew-Ayee, Parris;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract
There is much variability in the expression of sickle cell disease (SCD) and recent works suggest that environmental and social factors may also influence this variability. This paper aims to use geographic information systems technology to examine the association between socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes in all persons who have attended or currently attend the Sickle Cell Unit in Jamaica. Rural patients presented for clinical care at older ages and had less annual visits to clinic. Persons travelled relatively long distances to seek SCD care and those travelling longer had less health maintenance visits. Urban patients had a higher prevalence of...
Subjects
free text keywords: Genetic Diseases, Research Article, Diagnostic Medicine, Earth Sciences, Signs and Symptoms, Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health, Geoinformatics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Geographical locations, Geographic Information Systems, Sickle Cell Disease, Caribbean, Jamaica, People and places, North America, Public and Occupational Health, Geography, Socioeconomic Aspects of Health, Rural Areas, Health Care Providers, Health Care, Computer and Information Sciences, Hemoglobinopathies, Medicine, Allied Health Care Professionals, Autosomal Recessive Diseases, Q, R, Hematology, Science, Clinical Genetics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Ulcers, Geographic Areas
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34 references, page 1 of 3

1 Asnani MR (2010) Sickle cell disease In: Stone JH, Blouin M, editors. International encyclopedia of rehabilitation: Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange;. pp. 1–20.

2 Serjeant GR, Serjeant BE, Forbes M, Hayes RJ, Higgs DR, et al (1986) Haemoglobin gene frequencies in the Jamaican population: a study in 100,000 newborns. Br J Haematol 64: 253–262. 3778823 [PubMed]

3 Poillon WN, Kim BC, Castro O (1998) Intracellular hemoglobin S polymerization and the clinical severity of sickle cell anemia. Blood 91: 1777–1783. 9473246 [PubMed]

4 Meshikhes AW, al-Faraj AA (1998) Sickle cell disease and the general surgeon. J R Coll Surg Edinb 43: 73–79. 9621524 [PubMed]

5 Jones S, Duncan ER, Thomas N, Walters J, Dick MC, et al (2005) Windy weather and low hu midity are associated with an increased number of hospital admissions for acute pain and sickle cell disease in an urban environment with a maritime temperate climate. Br J Haematol 131: 530–533. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2005.05799.x 16281945 [PubMed]

6 Ibrahim AS (1980) Relationship between meteorological changes and occurrence of painful sickle cell crises in Kuwait. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 74: 159–161. 7385294 [PubMed]

7 Redwood AM, Williams EM, Desal P, Serjeant GR (1976) Climate and painful crisis of sickle-cell disease in Jamaica. Br Med J 1: 66–68. 1244937 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

8 Smith WR, Bauserman RL, Ballas SK, McCarthy WF, Steinberg MH, et al (2009) Climatic and geographic temporal patterns of pain in the Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea. Pain 146: 91–98. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.07.008 19683393 [PubMed]

9 Yallop D, Duncan ER, Norris E, Fuller GW, Thomas N, et al (2007) The associations between air quality and the number of hospital admissions for acute pain and sickle-cell disease in an urban environment. Br J Haematol 136: 844–848. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2007.06493.x 17341271 [PubMed]

10 Mekontso Dessap A, Contou D, Dandine-Roulland C, Hemery F, Habibi A, et al (2014) Environmental influences on daily emergency admissions in sickle-cell disease patients. Medicine (Baltimore) 93: e280.25546672 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

11 Weiner DL, Hibberd PL, Betit P, Cooper AB, Botelho CA, et al (2003) Preliminary assessment of inhaled nitric oxide for acute vaso-occlusive crisis in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. JAMA 289: 1136–1142. 12622584 [PubMed]

12 Prasad AS, Beck FW, Kaplan J, Chandrasekar PH, Ortega J, et al (1999) Effect of zinc supplementation on incidence of infections and hospital admissions in sickle cell disease (SCD). Am J Hematol 61: 194–202. 10398312 [PubMed]

13 Platt OS, Brambilla DJ, Rosse WF, Milner PF, Castro O, et al (1994) Mortality in sickle cell disease. Life expectancy and risk factors for early death. N Engl J Med 330: 1639–1644. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199406093302303 7993409 [PubMed]

14 Wierenga KJ, Hambleton IR, Lewis NA (2001) Survival estimates for patients with homozygous sickle-cell disease in Jamaica: a clinic-based population study. Lancet 357: 680–683. 11247552 [PubMed]

15 Baum KF, Dunn DT, Maude GH, Serjeant GR (1987) The painful crisis of homozygous sickle cell disease. A study of the risk factors. Arch Intern Med 147: 1231–1234. 3606281 [PubMed]

34 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
There is much variability in the expression of sickle cell disease (SCD) and recent works suggest that environmental and social factors may also influence this variability. This paper aims to use geographic information systems technology to examine the association between socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes in all persons who have attended or currently attend the Sickle Cell Unit in Jamaica. Rural patients presented for clinical care at older ages and had less annual visits to clinic. Persons travelled relatively long distances to seek SCD care and those travelling longer had less health maintenance visits. Urban patients had a higher prevalence of...
Subjects
free text keywords: Genetic Diseases, Research Article, Diagnostic Medicine, Earth Sciences, Signs and Symptoms, Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health, Geoinformatics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Geographical locations, Geographic Information Systems, Sickle Cell Disease, Caribbean, Jamaica, People and places, North America, Public and Occupational Health, Geography, Socioeconomic Aspects of Health, Rural Areas, Health Care Providers, Health Care, Computer and Information Sciences, Hemoglobinopathies, Medicine, Allied Health Care Professionals, Autosomal Recessive Diseases, Q, R, Hematology, Science, Clinical Genetics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Ulcers, Geographic Areas
Related Organizations
34 references, page 1 of 3

1 Asnani MR (2010) Sickle cell disease In: Stone JH, Blouin M, editors. International encyclopedia of rehabilitation: Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange;. pp. 1–20.

2 Serjeant GR, Serjeant BE, Forbes M, Hayes RJ, Higgs DR, et al (1986) Haemoglobin gene frequencies in the Jamaican population: a study in 100,000 newborns. Br J Haematol 64: 253–262. 3778823 [PubMed]

3 Poillon WN, Kim BC, Castro O (1998) Intracellular hemoglobin S polymerization and the clinical severity of sickle cell anemia. Blood 91: 1777–1783. 9473246 [PubMed]

4 Meshikhes AW, al-Faraj AA (1998) Sickle cell disease and the general surgeon. J R Coll Surg Edinb 43: 73–79. 9621524 [PubMed]

5 Jones S, Duncan ER, Thomas N, Walters J, Dick MC, et al (2005) Windy weather and low hu midity are associated with an increased number of hospital admissions for acute pain and sickle cell disease in an urban environment with a maritime temperate climate. Br J Haematol 131: 530–533. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2005.05799.x 16281945 [PubMed]

6 Ibrahim AS (1980) Relationship between meteorological changes and occurrence of painful sickle cell crises in Kuwait. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 74: 159–161. 7385294 [PubMed]

7 Redwood AM, Williams EM, Desal P, Serjeant GR (1976) Climate and painful crisis of sickle-cell disease in Jamaica. Br Med J 1: 66–68. 1244937 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

8 Smith WR, Bauserman RL, Ballas SK, McCarthy WF, Steinberg MH, et al (2009) Climatic and geographic temporal patterns of pain in the Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea. Pain 146: 91–98. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.07.008 19683393 [PubMed]

9 Yallop D, Duncan ER, Norris E, Fuller GW, Thomas N, et al (2007) The associations between air quality and the number of hospital admissions for acute pain and sickle-cell disease in an urban environment. Br J Haematol 136: 844–848. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2007.06493.x 17341271 [PubMed]

10 Mekontso Dessap A, Contou D, Dandine-Roulland C, Hemery F, Habibi A, et al (2014) Environmental influences on daily emergency admissions in sickle-cell disease patients. Medicine (Baltimore) 93: e280.25546672 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

11 Weiner DL, Hibberd PL, Betit P, Cooper AB, Botelho CA, et al (2003) Preliminary assessment of inhaled nitric oxide for acute vaso-occlusive crisis in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. JAMA 289: 1136–1142. 12622584 [PubMed]

12 Prasad AS, Beck FW, Kaplan J, Chandrasekar PH, Ortega J, et al (1999) Effect of zinc supplementation on incidence of infections and hospital admissions in sickle cell disease (SCD). Am J Hematol 61: 194–202. 10398312 [PubMed]

13 Platt OS, Brambilla DJ, Rosse WF, Milner PF, Castro O, et al (1994) Mortality in sickle cell disease. Life expectancy and risk factors for early death. N Engl J Med 330: 1639–1644. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199406093302303 7993409 [PubMed]

14 Wierenga KJ, Hambleton IR, Lewis NA (2001) Survival estimates for patients with homozygous sickle-cell disease in Jamaica: a clinic-based population study. Lancet 357: 680–683. 11247552 [PubMed]

15 Baum KF, Dunn DT, Maude GH, Serjeant GR (1987) The painful crisis of homozygous sickle cell disease. A study of the risk factors. Arch Intern Med 147: 1231–1234. 3606281 [PubMed]

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publication . Article . 2017

Socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes among persons with sickle cell disease

Asnani, Monika R.; Knight Madden, Jennifer; Reid, Marvin; Greene, Lisa-Gaye; Lyew-Ayee, Parris;