Navigation Links
Exposure To Tobacco Smoke Can Lead To Sickle Cell Crisis

A recent study finds children with sickle cell disease are more likely to end up in the hospital with a sickle cell crisis if they live in households where people smoke.//

Study after study has confirmed exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke can harm the health of nonsmokers. It is found that exposure to smoke affects the way the blood handles oxygen, leading to a vast array of problems.

In sickle cell disease, flare ups are also related to blood oxygen problems hence researchers from the university of California speculated exposure to secondhand smoke could either cause these acute flare ups, known as sickle cell crises, or make them worse. The study involved 52 children between ages 2 and 18. All had sickle cell disease. Twenty-two of the children were exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis. None of the children smoked themselves. Researchers followed the children for two years, recording the number of sickle cell crises they had that required hospitalization.

Over the course of the study, patients exposed to secondhand smoke were about twice as likely as those not exposed to be hospitalized with a crisis. The finding held true even after researchers adjusted the results to consider other factors that could have increased the children’s risk for a flare up.

Thus researchers say their data supports the hypothesis that children and adolescents with SCD who live in smoking households have more frequent sickle cell crises requiring hospitalization than do those who live in nonsmoking households.They believe programs aimed at reducing secondhand smoke exposure among these children could help reduce morbidity from the disease.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia
2. Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life
3. Cancer Risk From Exposure To Diagnostic X-Rays
4. Limiting Infants Exposure To Smoke At Home
5. Exposure To Night Light may Increase The Risk Of Leukemia
6. Understanding The Harmful Effects Of Radiation Exposure
7. Asbestos Exposure Associated With An Increased Risk For Autoimmune Disease
8. Low dose Radiation Exposure May Cause Cancer
9. Exposure to cigarette smoke when in the womb can lead to asthma
10. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
11. Exposure to tobacco smoke causes genetic damage in fetus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... released a new publication this week that is focusing on the Peace Agreements being ... begun his Middle East sprint in a race to try to speed up peace ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Silver Birch of Hammond, a new assisted lifestyle community, ... four acres of land at 5620 Sohl Avenue in Hammond, serves older adults who ... 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of the private apartments at Silver Birch features ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe ... An upcoming production of the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect ... of the great benefits of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, ... to announce a new, informational blog post on insurance options. If a Bay Area ... plans may help save time and money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “When the Stars Lead Home”: a poignant story of loss, ... Laura Weigel Douglas, an avid reader who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her ... Green Hills Adventure Camp. She couldn’t be more grateful. , Twelve-year old Tizzy could ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2017)... , May 25, 2017  In response to ... , Direct Relief is working with Pfizer to ... available at no cost to community health centers, free ... providers nationwide. "Pfizer has a long-standing ... medicines and ensuring patient safety through educational activities," said ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... 24, 2017  ivWatch LLC today announced the ... Board to enable seamless integration of ivWatch,s groundbreaking ... infusion pumps and other devices. By integrating ivWatch ... to help health care customers deliver a higher ... to IV therapy. "The ivWatch OEM ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... PLEASANTON, Calif. , May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... world,s most innovative medical devices for pressure ulcer ... at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, ... Houston May 22-25. The Leaf Patient ... designed specifically for the hospital environment.  The system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: