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Intervention helps children with sickle cell disease complete MRI tests without sedation
Date:8/31/2012

ffers a real advantage to patients," Hankins added.

The study included children scheduled for brain or liver MRIs, which usually last 30 to 60 minutes. Researchers reported that 30 of the 33 children, or 91 percent, in the intervention group underwent successful MRI scans without sedation. That compares to 71 percent, or 27 of 33 patients, who did not participate in the program prior to undergoing MRIs without sedation. The other authors are Matthew Smeltzer, Beth McCarville and Kathleen Helton, all of St. Jude, and Eileen Hansbury, formerly of St. Jude.


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Contact: Summer Freeman
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901-595-3061
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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