Transcranial Doppler screening of Medicaid-insured children with sickle cell disease.


Journal Article

Transcranial Doppler screening reduces the risk of stroke in children with sickle cell disease. We tested the effect of informational letters sent to parents and doctors of Medicaid-insured children on improving screening efficiency. The letters did not improve the low baseline screening rates, suggesting the need for more aggressive outreach. Hematologist visits were correlated with increased screening rates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bundy, DG; Abrams, MT; Strouse, JJ; Mueller, CH; Miller, MR; Casella, JF

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 166 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 190

PubMed ID

  • 25444529

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25444529

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.09.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States