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Maintaining higher TSATs and other iron indices is beneficial in management of anemic hemodialysis patients.
Nephrol Nurs J. 2001 Aug; 28(4):429-34.NN

Abstract

The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative and other groups support maintaining transferrin saturation (TSAT) levels above 20% and serum ferritin levels above 100 ng/ml to ensure adequate erythropoiesis in hemodialysis patients receiving erythropoietin. However, researchers have found that even patients with TSATs above 20% may still have functional iron deficiency. This article presents information that supports the fact that maintenance of TSATs between 30% and 50%, through the use of continuous intravenous iron therapy, results in improvement of anemia, reduction in erythropoietin dose requirements, and an increase in the reticulocyte hemoglobin content. The implications of these findings for clinical practice are also discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dialysis Unit, Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12143465

Citation

Besarab, A, and C L. Dalton. "Maintaining Higher TSATs and Other Iron Indices Is Beneficial in Management of Anemic Hemodialysis Patients." Nephrology Nursing Journal : Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, vol. 28, no. 4, 2001, pp. 429-34.
Besarab A, Dalton CL. Maintaining higher TSATs and other iron indices is beneficial in management of anemic hemodialysis patients. Nephrol Nurs J. 2001;28(4):429-34.
Besarab, A., & Dalton, C. L. (2001). Maintaining higher TSATs and other iron indices is beneficial in management of anemic hemodialysis patients. Nephrology Nursing Journal : Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, 28(4), 429-34.
Besarab A, Dalton CL. Maintaining Higher TSATs and Other Iron Indices Is Beneficial in Management of Anemic Hemodialysis Patients. Nephrol Nurs J. 2001;28(4):429-34. PubMed PMID: 12143465.
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