Renal anemia syndromes in iraqi hemodialysis patients according to iron status.

Renal anemia syndromes in iraqi hemodialysis patients according to iron status. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2018 Jan-Feb;29(1):127-135 Authors: Ali A, Salih RM Abstract Anemia is common in patients on hemodialysis (HD). Adequate iron stores are essential for achieving the best hemoglobin level through maximum benefit from erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Decreased iron stores or decreased availability of iron are the most common reasons for resistance to the effect of these agents. Our objective was to categorize a group of Iraqi HD patients according to absolute or functional iron deficiency anemia (IDA); this study was conducted in the HD unit of the Baghdad Teaching Hospital from October 2012 to January 2013. Seventy prevalent adult HD Iraqi patients were enrolled. All patients were tested for full blood counts and iron parameters. They were categorized as nonanemic and those with absolute or functional iron deficiency. The patients were also tested for serum albumin, C-reactive protein (CRP), parathyroid hormone, and serum hepcidin levels. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation, and frequencies (number) and proportions (%). The mean age of the study group was 49.8 ± 12.3 years. Diabetes was the primary cause of end-stage renal disease, seen in 30 patients (42.8%). Majority of the HD patients were anemic, [51 (82.9%)] and among them, 39 (76.4%), had functional IDA. The mean serum iron, serum ferritin, and transferrin sa...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research

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