Patients with sickle cell disease may be at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI)during sickle cell crisis (pain or acute chest syndrome). This study will evaluate the role of hemolysis during SCD crisis on the development of AKI and the role for monitoring urine biomarkers during an admission for crisis and during well clinic follow-up.



Eligible Ages
Between 1 Year and 25 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients with HbSS or SB0 thalassemia admitted for vaso-occlusive pain crisis or acute chest syndrome
  • Able to sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Study Design

Study Type
Observational Model
Time Perspective

Recruiting Locations

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
Jeffrey D Lebensburger, DO

More Details

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study Contact

Jeffrey D Lebensburger, DO MSPH
205 638-9285

Detailed Description

Patients admitted to the hospital for acute chest syndrome or vaso-occlusive pain events may consent to participate in this study. Patients will consent to daily blood and urine collection during their hospitalization and during well clinic visits.

Each AM, participants will have blood and urine collected, processed, and strored for future analysis of hemolytic markers and biomarkers of kidney injury. Patients will also have strict urine output recorded. Acute kidney injury (AKI) will be defined by the current KDIGO definition based on either a rise in serum creatinine or decline in urine output. Patient medical course will be reviewed to determine interventions and outcomes of their admission based on the development of AKI.


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