Transcranial Doppler screening in sickle cell disease: The implications of using peak systolic criteria
Lena N Naffaa, Department of Radiology, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH 44308, United States
Yasmeen K Tandon, Department of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University-Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, United States
Neville Irani, Radiology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States
Author contributions: Naffaa LN, Tandon YK and Irani N contributed equally to this work; Naffaa LN and Irani N interpreted images in this study; Naffaa LN, Tandon YK and Irani N collected the patient’s clinical data; Naffaa LN, Tandon YK and Irani N analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Naffaa LN, Tandon YK and Irani N gave final approval of the version to be published.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Akron Children’s Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: Informed consent was not required for this study as it was a retrospective study and the presented data are anonymized and risk of identification is low.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Lena N Naffaa, MD, Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Akron Children’s Hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308, United States. email@example.com
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Received: October 14, 2014
Peer-review started: October 15, 2014
First decision: December 17, 2014
Revised: December 25, 2014
Accepted: January 18, 2015
Article in press: January 20, 2015
Published online: February 28, 2015