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Estimating the Pain Rate in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease Using the Equation of Platt et al

Purpose:

To estimate a patient's "pain rate" using 4 clinical findings and the equation of Platt et al.

Specialty:

Pain Management, Hematology, Hematology, Pain Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

D57

Description:

The "pain rate" for a patient with sickle cell disease refers to the number of pain episodes per year. This is a measure of disease severity and is one of the factors associated with premature death in a patient who is over 20 years old. Platt et al developed an equation using a Poisson model to predict the pain rate for a patient with sickle cell disease.

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