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Prophylactic versus selective blood transfusion for sickle cell disease in pregnancy

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Prophylactic versus selective blood transfusion for sickle cell disease in pregnancy
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010378.pub2
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Okusanya BO, Oladapo OT, Okusanya, Babasola O, Oladapo, Olufemi T, Babasola O Okusanya, Olufemi T Oladapo


Pregnant women with sickle cell disease (HbSS, HbSC and HbSβThal) may require blood transfusion to prevent severe anaemia or to manage potential medical complications. Preventive blood transfusion in the absence of complications starting from the early weeks of pregnancy or blood transfusion only for medical or obstetric indications have been used as management policies. There is currently no consensus on the blood transfusion policy that guarantees optimal clinical benefits with minimal risks for such women and their babies. The present review replaces and updates a Cochrane review that was withdrawn in 2006.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Cameroon 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 76 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 20%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Postgraduate 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 13 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 48%
Psychology 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Engineering 3 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 3%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 18 23%