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Index of Rees et al for Predicting Intracerebral Blood Velocity and Risk of Stroke in a Child with Sickle Cell Anemia

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Rees et al reported an index that correlates with the intracerebral blood velocity as measured by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. An increased blood velocity in the middle cerebral artery is associated with an increased risk for stroke in patients with sickle cell anemia. The authors are from King’s College and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.

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