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Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Results of Abnormal Septal Q Waves in Sickle Cell Disease

SC patients Population of Patients

The population under study consisted of 55 patients homozygous for hemoglobin S and 17 patients with hemoglobin SC; there were 43 male and 29 female patients. The mean age was 28 ±9 years (range, 10 to 60 years), and eight patients (11 percent) were more than 40 years of age. The mean hematocrit reading of the 72 patients was 28 ±5 percent (range, 15 to 44 percent). The mean age of hemoglobin SS patients was 29 ± 9 years and that of hemoglobin SC patients 26 ± 8 years (difference not significant; two-tailed Students f-test applied to unequal sample sizes). The mean hematocrit reading of hemoglobin SS patients was 26 ±3 percent and that of hemoglobin SC patients 35 ±4 percent (p<0.001).

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