Efficacy of a low-dose intravenous iron sucrose regimen in peritoneal dialysis patients.

The authors evaluated a low dose iron substitution scheme for the effectiveness in patients with peritoneal dialysis: 50 mg iron sucrose every other week is effective in patients with ferritin levels < 100 g/L (regarded as iron deficiency); 50 mg iron sucrose once a month did not affect EPO dosing in patients with ferritin levels > 100 g/L (both iron replete and functional iron deficiency). In the peritoneal dialysis setting, the amounts of iron needed are obviously lower than in hemodialysis.

– C. Gasche.

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