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Kayle M, Docherty SL, Sloane R
Transition to adult care in sickle cell disease: a longitudinal study of clinical characteristics and disease severity.
Researchers conducted a longitudinal analysis of medical records of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with sickle cell disease (SCD) to describe the clinical course among AYAs during transition to adult care. They found that, whereas most AYAs had stable severity, nearly a quarter had increasing severity over time. AYAs with increasing severity had more complications, were more likely to transfer to adult care, and demonstrated higher and longer adult SCD care utilization compared with AYAs with stable severity.
Citation: Kayle M, Docherty SL, Sloane R . Transition to adult care in sickle cell disease: a longitudinal study of clinical characteristics and disease severity. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Jan;66(1):e27463. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27463..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Sickle Cell Disease, Transitions of Care, Young Adults