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Amanda Brandow DO

Amanda Brandow DO

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Hematology/Oncology
Program: Hematology

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


Research Experience

  • Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Hematology
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Publications

  • Early insights into the neurobiology of pain in sickle cell disease: A systematic review of the literature. (Brandow AM, Farley RA, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015 May 13: PMID: 25976161
  • A Comparison of Pain Assessment Measures in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: Visual Analog Scale Versus Numeric Rating Scale. (Myrvik MP, Drendel AL, Brandow AM, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015 Jan 8: PMID: 25575295
  • Update on the use of hydroxyurea therapy in sickle cell disease. (Wong TE, Brandow AM, Lim W, Lottenberg R) Blood 2014 Dec 18;124(26):3850-7; quiz 4004 PMID: 25287707 PMCID: PMC4271176
  • The use of neuropathic pain drugs in children with sickle cell disease is associated with older age, female sex, and longer length of hospital stay. (Brandow AM, Farley RA, Dasgupta M, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015 Jan;37(1):10-5 PMID: 25222053 PMCID: PMC4270887
  • Do difficulties in swallowing medication impede the use of hydroxyurea in children? (Bekele E, Thornburg CD, Brandow AM, Sharma M, Smaldone AM, Jin Z, Green NS) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Sep;61(9):1536-9 PMID: 24753149 PMCID: PMC4184198
  • Neuropathic pain in patients with sickle cell disease. (Brandow AM, Farley RA, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Mar;61(3):512-7 PMID: 24167104 PMCID: PMC4357477
  • Academic attainment findings in children with sickle cell disease. (Epping AS, Myrvik MP, Newby RF, Panepinto JA, Brandow AM, Scott JP) J Sch Health 2013 Aug;83(8):548-53 PMID: 23834606
  • Clinically meaningful measurement of pain in children with sickle cell disease. (Myrvik MP, Brandow AM, Drendel AL, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Oct;60(10):1689-95 PMID: 23776145 PMCID: PMC3993972
  • Assessment of communication modes in patients and families with sickle cell disease. (Anderson C, Torres S, Gokuli S, Brandow AM, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 May;60(5):887 PMID: 23450782
  • Patients with sickle cell disease have increased sensitivity to cold and heat. (Brandow AM, Stucky CL, Hillery CA, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA) Am J Hematol 2013 Jan;88(1):37-43 PMID: 23115062 PMCID: PMC3552380
  • "Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department: Atypical Complications and Management" (Brandow AM, Liem R) Clin Pediatr Emerg Med 2011 Sep 1;12(3):202-212 PMID: 21927581 PMCID: PMC3172721
  • Monitoring toxicity, impact, and adherence of hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell disease. (Brandow AM, Panepinto JA) Am J Hematol 2011 Sep;86(9):804-6 PMID: 21815183 PMCID: PMC3804029
  • Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 mediates pain in mice with severe sickle cell disease. (Hillery CA, Kerstein PC, Vilceanu D, Barabas ME, Retherford D, Brandow AM, Wandersee NJ, Stucky CL) Blood 2011 Sep 22;118(12):3376-83 PMID: 21708890 PMCID: PMC3179403
  • The impact of a multidisciplinary pain management model on sickle cell disease pain hospitalizations. (Brandow AM, Weisman SJ, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011 May;56(5):789-93 PMID: 21370412 PMCID: PMC3069506
  • The impact of a multidisciplinary pain management model on sickle cell disease pain hospitalizations. (Brandow AM et al.) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010 Dec 15: PMID: 21162071
  • Hydroxyurea use in sickle cell disease: the battle with low prescription rates, poor patient compliance and fears of toxicities. (Brandow AM, Panepinto JA) Expert Rev Hematol 2010 Jun;3(3):255-60 PMID: 21082977 PMCID: PMC3793890
  • Hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell disease: practice patterns and barriers to utilization. (Brandow AM, Jirovec DL, Panepinto JA) Am J Hematol 2010 Aug;85(8):611-3 PMID: 20658592 PMCID: PMC2911651
  • Vaso-occlusive painful events in sickle cell disease: impact on child well-being. (Brandow AM, Brousseau DC, Pajewski NM, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010 Jan;54(1):92-7 PMID: 19653296 PMCID: PMC3114448
  • Dissatisfaction with hospital care for children with sickle cell disease not due only to race and chronic disease. (Brousseau DC, Mukonje T, Brandow AM, Nimmer M, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009 Aug;53(2):174-8 PMID: 19350642
  • Postdischarge pain, functional limitations and impact on caregivers of children with sickle cell disease treated for painful events. (Brandow AM, Brousseau DC, Panepinto JA) Br J Haematol 2009 Mar;144(5):782-8 PMID: 19055663 PMCID: PMC3118502
  • Parental perception of quality of hospital care for children with sickle cell disease. (Kam J, Panepinto JA, Brandow AM, Brousseau DC) WMJ 2008 May;107(3):131-5 PMID: 18575097
  • Last update: 06/03/2015