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The Clinical Takeaway: Iron deficiency in patients with comorbidities

The Clinical Takeaway: Iron deficiency in patients with comorbidities

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In this episode:

 
– Oral iron absorption in patients with chronic inflammatory conditions is very poor
– Oncology patients are often iron deficient, but seldom treated
– Heart failure patients will benefit greatly from IV iron if deficient
– Diagnosing functional iron deficiency without anaemia is easy: normal CRP, Ferritin 100 and a Transferrin saturation less than 20%

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 49 mins

 

Guest: Dr Patrick Coleman, Nephrologist and General Medicine Specialist; Mater Hospital, North Sydney
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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