Which risk factors are associated with hospital admission for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) in vaso-occlusive crisis?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A retrospective chart review from a tertiary center identified characteristics associated with admission and longer length of stay in patients who presented to the ED in vaso-occlusive crisis. [83] Predictors of admission included the following:

  • Higher pain score at triage
  • Older age
  • Increased systolic blood pressure

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