New Article: Erythropoietin and intravenous iron in PBM.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Transfus Apher Sci. 2014 Feb; 50(1): 16-9.  

Erythropoietin and intravenous iron in PBM. 

Ralley FE


The concept of patient blood management is such that if a patient with anemia can be identified in the pre-operative period, therapeutic modalities can be targeted to that patient who might benefit from such treatment. Management strategies include the optimization of preoperative hemoglobin by maximizing hemopoiesis and RBC mass. This can best be achieved with the use of iron supplementation, either oral or intravenous, with or without the use of erythrocyte stimulating agents (ESAs) such as erythropoietin. The use of IV iron and ESAs is reviewed. Different IV iron formulations available are discussed along with current indications and contraindications for the use of ESAs.

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