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Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Admitted With Fever

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00736060
First Posted: August 15, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
  Purpose
This study will summarized the clinical and laboratory data and the outcome of all the patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia (Including Sickle cell thalassemia) admitted to the pediatric ward.

Condition Intervention
Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Thalassemia Other: Observational

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Study the Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics and the Outcome of Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Admitted to the Pediatric Ward Because of Fever as the Presenting Symptom

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Further study details as provided by Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
Sickle cell anemia
Other: Observational
Summary of clinical and laboratory data
2
Sickle cell thalassemia
Other: Observational
Summary of clinical and laboratory data

Detailed Description:

The actual protocol for SCA patients admitted with fever is to obtain blood cultures and start empiric antibiotic treatment.

The study cohort included 60 SCA patients actually treated in the Pediatric Hematology Unit.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
60 patients treated at the Pediatric Hematology Unit in the Ha'Emek Medical Center suffering from sickle cell anemia or sickle cell thalassemia admitted with fever as the presenting symptom.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: All patients admitted with fever as the only presenting symptom.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients admitted with another causes related or unrelated to sickle cell disease and have also fever.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00736060


Locations
Israel
Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carina Levin, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center - Afula - 18101 - Israel
Principal Investigator: Ilena Arshinov, MD Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center - Afula - Israel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Head of Pediatric Hematology Unit and Pediatric Dpt B, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0027-08-EMC
First Submitted: August 14, 2008
First Posted: August 15, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Fever
Blood cultures

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia
Thalassemia
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Hematologic Diseases
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hemoglobinopathies
Genetic Diseases, Inborn