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Iron deficency anemia

Franck Nzengu-Lukusa, Sylvain Yuma-Ramazani, Eddy Sokolua-Mvika, Angèle Dilu-Keti, Blanchard Malenga-Nkanga, Jean Baptiste Shuli, Donatien Kayembe Nzongola-Nkasu, Ferdinand Mbayo-Kalumbu, Steve Ahuka-Mundeke
INTRODUCTION: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the practice of blood transfusion is common with more than two hundred thousand one million blood donation per year has been made between 2007 and 2011. However, no report on iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia as a result of a donation blood in DS is available in this country. This study aimed to estimate the extend of iron deficiency, anemia and iron deficiency anemia in volunteer blood donors (DS) in the National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS) in Kinshasa, DRC...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Vesna Lovcić, Jovana Vujić, Nikolina Basić-Jukić, Ivana Kurtović, Renata Ivanac Janković, Petra Lovcić, Marko Dzapo
Renal anemia is complication of chronic kidney disease. It is caused by crythropoietin deficency and is associated with adverse outcomes in CKD patients. Renal anemia should be treated with erythropoesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), supplementary iron, adequate dialysis, and if necessary with red blood cells transfusions. The main problem of treatment is how to determine target hemoglobin value and keep it within the constant range. Current guidelines recommend target hemoglobin level 110 - 120 g/l, but optimal value need to be adjusted for every patient individualy keeping in mind primary kidney disease, age, gender and comorbidities...
October 2011: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
B Bermejo, J Rovira, M Olona, M Serra, B Soriano, J Vaqué
BACKGROUND: Fertile-aged women are a population group at special risk for developing ferropenia. In the periodic health care examinations, hemogram, among other tests, are included to detect the most advanced state of iron deficity, ferropenic anemia. Likewise, preanemic ferropenia presents a certain morbidity. The aim of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of screening serum ferritin determination in health care examinations of fertile-aged women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: An observational transversal study was carried out in 322 women in whom hemogram and serum ferritin were determined...
March 30, 1996: Medicina Clínica
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