Iron in Anemic Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

This is a presentation from Medscape Nephrology. A free registration is required to listen to the presentation and download the PowerPoint file.

The bottom line:
  • Iron deficiency is one of the causes of erythropoetin resistance.
  • IV iron is superior to oral iron in managing anemia in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and CKD patients.
  • IV iron sucrose is safe and may be given up to 500 mg IV over 4 hours during an outpatient visit.
Update 3/28/2007:

FDA added a black box warning to the labels of all currently available Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs). Source: ASN.

References:
Iron in patients with chronic kidney disease. From Medscape Nephrology, Posted 07/27/2006.
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