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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

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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

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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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ERA-EDTA 2016: Latest Insights on the Safety of IV Iron Therapy

The 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress was held in Vienna this year, with an extensive program covering a range of topics relevant to its international nephrology audience. This summary provides highlights of the sessions on iron deficiency anemia in CKD patients. FIND-CKD study: The latest safety data Dr Simon Roger presented 1-year…

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Date of publication:
July 6, 2016

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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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