Feb
2010

Iron supplementation for anemia after hip fracture surgery: a randomized trial of 300 patients.

Parker MJ
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010;92(2):265-269.
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Review by : E. Bisbe
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This randomized trial of 300 hip fracture surgery patients demonstrated that oral iron therapy had no clinically relevant benefit for the treatment of postoperative anemia following hip fracture surgery. There was no significant difference in the increase of hemoglobin at six weeks and there was also no difference in the length of hospital stay or in one-year mortality.

– Elvira Bisbe