Nitric oxide does not appear to improve treatment of sickle cell pain-attacks

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 12:30 in Health & Medicine

Among patients with sickle cell disease, treatment of a vaso-occlusive crisis (characterized by episodes of severe pain) in the hospital with inhalation of nitric oxide gas for up to 3 days did not result in a shorter time to resolution of the pain, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a new study.

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