Iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease: Potential role for intravenous iron therapy independent of erythropoietin

  • Post J
  • Wilkes B
  • Michelis M
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Abstract

The prevalence of iron deficiency and its contribution to the anemia of end stage renal disease has been extensively studied, but much less is known about the role of iron deficiency in the pathogenesis of the anemia of chronic kidney disease in predialysis patients. All new hemodialysis patients entering a single hemodialysis unit between July 1999 and April 2002 were included in the study. The admission laboratory tests and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) 2728 form were examined to determine the prevalence of erythropoietin use, anemia (Hb

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  • Anemia iron-deficiency
  • Chronic
  • Dialysis
  • Erythropoietin
  • Ferritin
  • Kidney failure

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Authors

  • James B. Post

  • Barry M. Wilkes

  • Michael F. Michelis

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