Understanding Sickle Cell Disease (Understanding Health and Sickness Series)

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780878057450: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease (Understanding Health and Sickness Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Although more is known about sickle cell disease than about any other inherited disease, no cure for it exists. In America alone, about one in 375 who are of African ancestry is born with sickle cell disease. A smaller number of Americans descended from families from the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, and India also are affected. In addition, about eight percent of black Americans who do not suffer from the disease itself carry the gene for it that can be transmitted to their children.

Sickle cell disease is of enormous biological, social, and historic importance. It was first described in medical literature almost a century ago. Improvements during the past two decades in our understanding of the disease and in medical care are permitting those afflicted to live longer, more comfortable and more productive lives.

This book was written for all who are interested in this disease--those who have it, their families, the carriers of the sickle cell gene, teachers, and those who wish to update their information about it. This overview of sickle cell disease explains what it is and how it is inherited, as well as the relationship between the sickle cell gene and its geographic origins, the way the gene has been spread throughout history, and the effect of sickle cell hemoglobin on red blood cells that carry it.

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease describes the variety of symptoms in both children and adults and details the emotional aspects of the disease. Of particular interest is a chapter on the care, especially the home care, of those who are affected.

This book explains how it is possible today for couples carrying the genes to raise families free of the disease. Although there is no known cure for sickle cell disease, there is little doubt that one will ultimately be devised. This volume surveys current research efforts and the promise they hold.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

For general readers a guide to understanding a debilitating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands who are of African heritage

From Library Journal:

"Over 50,000 black Americans suffer from sickle cell disease, which makes it a major public health concern in the United States," writes Bloom, a geneticist and former senior editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This first volume in the publisher's new "Understanding Health and Sickness" series offers readers insight into this as yet incurable, inherited disease. Bloom starts with an overview of the disease; other topics include a discussion of who gets the disease (which includes not only people of African descent but of Mediterranean ancestry as well), the red blood cell, effects of the disease, care of sickle cell patients, family planning, and the search for a cure. An extensive list of organizations and support groups is included. Though dry and technical, Bloom's book gives informed general readers a look into this genetically transmitted disease. For medical collections. [See also "A Critical Care Collection for African Americans," LJ 1/95, p. 53-56.?Ed.]?Angela Washington-Blair, Lakemont Acad., Dalla.
-?Angela Washington-Blair, Lakemont Acad., Dallas
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.00
US$ 12.96

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Miriam Bloom
Published by Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Although more is known about sickle cell disease than about any other inherited disease, no cure for it exists. In America alone, about one in 375 who are of African ancestry is born with sickle cell disease. A smaller number of Americans descended from families from the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, and India also are affected. In addition, about eight percent of black Americans who do not suffer from the disease itself carry the gene for it that can be transmitted to their children.Sickle cell disease is of enormous biological, social, and historic importance. It was first described in medical literature almost a century ago. Improvements during the past two decades in our understanding of the disease and in medical care are permitting those afflicted to live longer, more comfortable and more productive lives.This book was written for all who are interested in this disease--those who have it, their families, the carriers of the sickle cell gene, teachers, and those who wish to update their information about it. This overview of sickle cell disease explains what it is and how it is inherited, as well as the relationship between the sickle cell gene and its geographic origins, the way the gene has been spread throughout history, and the effect of sickle cell hemoglobin on red blood cells that carry it.Understanding Sickle Cell Disease describes the variety of symptoms in both children and adults and details the emotional aspects of the disease. Of particular interest is a chapter on the care, especially the home care, of those who are affected.This book explains how it is possible today for couples carrying the genes to raise families free of the disease. Although there is no known cure for sickle cell disease, there is little doubt that one will ultimately be devised. This volume surveys current research efforts and the promise they hold. Seller Inventory # AAV9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Miriam Bloom
Published by Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Although more is known about sickle cell disease than about any other inherited disease, no cure for it exists. In America alone, about one in 375 who are of African ancestry is born with sickle cell disease. A smaller number of Americans descended from families from the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, and India also are affected. In addition, about eight percent of black Americans who do not suffer from the disease itself carry the gene for it that can be transmitted to their children.Sickle cell disease is of enormous biological, social, and historic importance. It was first described in medical literature almost a century ago. Improvements during the past two decades in our understanding of the disease and in medical care are permitting those afflicted to live longer, more comfortable and more productive lives.This book was written for all who are interested in this disease--those who have it, their families, the carriers of the sickle cell gene, teachers, and those who wish to update their information about it. This overview of sickle cell disease explains what it is and how it is inherited, as well as the relationship between the sickle cell gene and its geographic origins, the way the gene has been spread throughout history, and the effect of sickle cell hemoglobin on red blood cells that carry it.Understanding Sickle Cell Disease describes the variety of symptoms in both children and adults and details the emotional aspects of the disease. Of particular interest is a chapter on the care, especially the home care, of those who are affected.This book explains how it is possible today for couples carrying the genes to raise families free of the disease. Although there is no known cure for sickle cell disease, there is little doubt that one will ultimately be devised. This volume surveys current research efforts and the promise they hold. Seller Inventory # AAV9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Miriam Bloom
Published by Roundhouse Publishing Ltd (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, 1995. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bloom, Miriam
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0878057455

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bloom, Miriam
Published by University Press of Mississipp (2018)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0878057455

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bloom, Miriam
Published by University Press of Mississippi 4/1/1995 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 4/1/1995, 1995. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Understanding Sickle Cell Disease. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Miriam Bloom
Published by Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roundhouse Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Although more is known about sickle cell disease than about any other inherited disease, no cure for it exists. In America alone, about one in 375 who are of African ancestry is born with sickle cell disease. A smaller number of Americans descended from families from the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, and India also are affected. In addition, about eight percent of black Americans who do not suffer from the disease itself carry the gene for it that can be transmitted to their children.Sickle cell disease is of enormous biological, social, and historic importance. It was first described in medical literature almost a century ago. Improvements during the past two decades in our understanding of the disease and in medical care are permitting those afflicted to live longer, more comfortable and more productive lives.This book was written for all who are interested in this disease--those who have it, their families, the carriers of the sickle cell gene, teachers, and those who wish to update their information about it. This overview of sickle cell disease explains what it is and how it is inherited, as well as the relationship between the sickle cell gene and its geographic origins, the way the gene has been spread throughout history, and the effect of sickle cell hemoglobin on red blood cells that carry it.Understanding Sickle Cell Disease describes the variety of symptoms in both children and adults and details the emotional aspects of the disease. Of particular interest is a chapter on the care, especially the home care, of those who are affected.This book explains how it is possible today for couples carrying the genes to raise families free of the disease. Although there is no known cure for sickle cell disease, there is little doubt that one will ultimately be devised. This volume surveys current research efforts and the promise they hold. Seller Inventory # TNP9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Miriam Bloom
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1995)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0878057455

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bloom, Miriam
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2016)
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780878057450_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ph. D. Miriam Bloom
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 0878057455 ISBN 13: 9780878057450
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. Condition: New. 138 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.3in. x 0.5in.Although more is known about sickle cell disease than about any other inherited disease, no cure for it exists. In America alone, about one in 375 who are of African ancestry is born with sickle cell disease. A smaller number of Americans descended from families from the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, and India also are affected. In addition, about eight percent of black Americans who do not suffer from the disease itself carry the gene for it that can be transmitted to their children. Sickle cell disease is of enormous biological, social, and historic importance. It was first described in medical literature almost a century ago. Improvements during the past two decades in our understanding of the disease and in medical care are permitting those afflicted to live longer, more comfortable and more productive lives. This book was written for all who are interested in this disease--those who have it, their families, the carriers of the sickle cell gene, teachers, and those who wish to update their information about it. This overview of sickle cell disease explains what it is and how it is inherited, as well as the relationship between the sickle cell gene and its geographic origins, the way the gene has been spread throughout history, and the effect of sickle cell hemoglobin on red blood cells that carry it. Understanding Sickle Cell Disease describes the variety of symptoms in both children and adults and details the emotional aspects of the disease. Of particular interest is a chapter on the care, especially the home care, of those who are affected. This book explains how it is possible today for couples carrying the genes to raise families free of the disease. Although there is no known cure for sickle cell disease, there is little doubt that one will ultimately be devised. This volume surveys current research efforts and the promise they hold. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780878057450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book