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Module 3: Anaemia therapy in patients with CKD

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is an acknowledged co-morbidity of chronic kidney disease (CKD),(1,2) and the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical guidelines provide recommendations on its diagnosis and treatment as part of the management of anaemia in patients with CKD.(3) Iron therapy has become one of the mainstay…

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Date of publication:
June 5, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the presentations relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

News & Views

Iron Therapy in CKD: Summary of a Recent Meta-Analysis

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are an essential part of data examination, which, alongside randomized controlled trials, provide valuable information to enable informed decision making in clinical practice. In an update to their 2008 meta-analysis[1], Dr Shepshelovich and colleagues review studies comparing intravenous (IV) iron formulations with oral iron therapies in…

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Date of publication:
April 7, 2017

News & Views

COMPACT RENAL in Iron Deficiency – 2016 Year in Review

The COMPACT RENAL team provided a range of insights to and overviews of issues relating to iron deficiency anemia in 2016; below are some of the highlights. Expert perspectives The kinetics of oral and IV iron In an interview recorded for COMPACT RENAL, Professor Tomas Ganz explained the differences in…

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Date of publication:
January 17, 2017

News & Views

New Analysis Supports the Safety of IV Iron in NDD-CKD Patients

Simon Roger et al. have recently published a new analysis of safety data from the FIND-CKD trial.[1] This extends the existing analysis to consider adverse event rates per 100 patient-years and the occurrence of adverse events that required hospitalisation, reporting no difference in adverse events between treatment groups.[1] FIND-CKD was…

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Date of publication:
November 29, 2016

News & Views

Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Iron Deficiency & Anaemia

Next week Chicago will host the ASN Kidney Week Congress. In preparation for this year’s meeting, the COMPACT RENAL team has summarised key sessions and posters relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

News & Views

Observational Studies of Iron Deficiency in Haemodialysis Patients

Observational studies are a significant source of clinically relevant information. A recent expert interview with Professor Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh highlights the value of observational studies in assessing intervention use and outcomes in a real-world setting. This article provides an overview of some key studies examining iron deficiency and IV iron use…

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Date of publication:
September 9, 2016

News & Views

KDIGO Speaker’s Guide: Iron Management in Chronic Kidney Disease

In 2014 KDIGO held a Controversies Conference on the management of iron in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Bringing together an international panel of experts, the conference was convened to discuss potential safety concerns surrounding the increasing use of intravenous iron in patients with CKD. Following on from the…

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Date of publication:
September 2, 2016

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