Sickle cell treatment centers are located throughout the United States, primarily in urban areas, and play an invaluable role. However, there is a critical need to identify and educate primary care providers who can provide routine and preventive care, but will also know when to consult with/refer to hematologists and other appropriate providers when necessary.
Considering the fact that Blacks bear a disproportionate degree of asthma morbidity and mortality, should treatment recommendations be different for Blacks vs. Caucasians?
Why? It is only logical to realize this will place more unnecessary burden on the already... more »