- Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell diseaseCeri Hirst
AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, UK
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD003427. 2012..Vaccines, including customary pneumococcal vaccines, may be of limited use in this age group. Therefore, prophylactic penicillin regimens may be advisable for this population...
- Preoperative blood transfusions for sickle cell diseaseCeri Hirst
AstraZeneca, Parklands 90HW2Q1, Alderley Park, Cheshire, SK10 4TG, UK
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD003149. 2012..Surgical procedures are often required. Blood transfusion regimens can be used preoperatively in an attempt to increase transport of oxygen around the body and dilute the sickled red blood cells, thus reducing the risk of vaso-occlusion...