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Atrial Fibrillation More Common in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Atrial Fibrillation More Common in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

December 13th 2021, 11:00pm

American Society of Hematology

New cohort analysis suggest a heightened risk of atrial fibrillation may be worsening patients' life expectancies.

Novel Lentiviral Vectors Achieve Efficient Correction of Sickling Phenotype

Novel Lentiviral Vectors Achieve Efficient Correction of Sickling Phenotype

December 13th 2021, 11:00pm

American Society of Hematology

Investigators aimed to improve lentiviral vectors to boost therapeutic β-like globin levels without increasing the mutagenic vector load in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.

Gene Therapy RP-L201 Shows Promise in Pediatric LAD-I Cases in Phase 1/2 Results

Gene Therapy RP-L201 Shows Promise in Pediatric LAD-I Cases in Phase 1/2 Results

December 13th 2021, 2:17am

American Society of Hematology

New data for the Rocket Pharmaceutical gene therapy candidate show durable benefit in patients 6 months out from transplant.

UCB Announces Results on Rozanolixizumab in Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

UCB Announces Results on Rozanolixizumab in Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

December 13th 2021, 12:15am

American Society of Hematology

The global biopharmaceutical company released research data on rozanolixizumab and zilucoplan at the 2021 ASH annual meeting and exposition.

Global SWAY Survey Shows Sickle Cell Patient, Clinician Patterns

Global SWAY Survey Shows Sickle Cell Patient, Clinician Patterns

December 13th 2021, 12:04am

American Society of Hematology

An international assessment shows many patients are wary of emergency rooms, and clinicians want more diverse therapies.

Atypical Stroke Linked To Half Of Acute Ischemic Neurological Events in SCD Children

Atypical Stroke Linked To Half Of Acute Ischemic Neurological Events in SCD Children

December 12th 2021, 11:15pm

American Society of Hematology

Data show 12 of 25 strokes (48%) in a cohort of children did not met the definition of typical stroke related to sickle cell cerebral vasculopathy.

Giroctocogene Fitelparvovec Well-Tolerated in Hemophilia A Patients

Giroctocogene Fitelparvovec Well-Tolerated in Hemophilia A Patients

December 12th 2021, 10:45pm

American Society of Hematology

Data from phase 1 and phase 2 of the Alta study was presented at ASH this weekend.

The Need for Contraception Guidance in Sickle Cell Disease

The Need for Contraception Guidance in Sickle Cell Disease

December 12th 2021, 10:00pm

American Society of Hematology

Defined roles and research-informed recommendations are lacking for clinicians navigating birth control with females with sickle cell.

Clonal Tracking Used to Map Genomic Landscape of Sickle Cell Patients

Clonal Tracking Used to Map Genomic Landscape of Sickle Cell Patients

December 12th 2021, 9:30pm

American Society of Hematology

Investigators suggested this approach will allow for comprehensive mapping of the genomic landscape and clonal evolution of stem cells in sickle cell patients

HSCT Does Not Cause Kidney Damage in Sickle Cell Patients

HSCT Does Not Cause Kidney Damage in Sickle Cell Patients

December 12th 2021, 12:30am

American Society of Hematology

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from acute kidney injuries and chronic kidney disease.