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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

Proactive IV Iron Therapy in Haemodialysis Patients: The PIVOTAL Trial

As highlighted by the recently published KDIGO Controversies Conference findings, questions remain regarding the benefits and safety of IV iron use in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). An ongoing study which hopes to provide many of the answers is the “groundbreaking” PIVOTAL Trial.[1] Led by Dr Iain Macdougall, Professor…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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Highlights from the FIND-CKD Study

The FIND-CKD study results reported by Iain Macdougall and colleagues provide much needed information on the effects of IV iron therapy in non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease patients.[1] 626 patients from 20 countries met the inclusion criteria, which included: CKD Stage 3-5ND Relatively stable eGFR decline No exposure to ESA therapy…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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