Nontransferrin-bound iron in the plasma of haemodialysis patients after intravenous iron saccharate infusion.
This is a very important study as it has long been debated whether relevant amounts of free iron circulate after the administration of parenteral iron. The study confirms that this is the case. However, it is not known whether this is of clinical relevance (depending also on the total amount and time of usage of […]
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 […]
Reduction in erythropoietin doses by the use of chronic intravenous iron supplementation in iron-replete hemodialysis patients.
The authors from Taiwan state that they used “Ferrum Hausmann, a ferric polymaltose complex.” Under the same name (Ferrum Hausmann), iron saccharate (identical to iron sucrose) has been licensed in several European countries. The confusion concerning various iron sugar compounds gets even greater when one considers that “ferric polymaltose complex” was reported as being used […]