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Integrated programs ease sickle cell pain, hospitalizations

Annual meeting of the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research

Key clinical point: Pain-related hospital stays were shorter for sickle cell disease patients receiving multidisciplinary pain care.

Major finding: Mean length of stay dropped from 11 days to 8 days after patients were referred to a multidisciplinary care clinic.

Study details: A retrospective chart review of 12 pediatric patients with chronic sickle cell disease-related pain.

Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest or outside sources of funding.

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Annual meeting of the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research