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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

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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

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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

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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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Practice Guidelines for Iron Deficiency and Anemia in CKD

Iron deficiency anemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As kidney function declines, the incidence and prevalence of anemia increases, particularly in patients with more advanced CKD. Anemia occurs due to loss of functional kidney mass and can be worsened by gastrointestinal bleeding, hemodialysis, frequent blood sampling,…

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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Preview of ERA-EDTA 2016: Iron Deficiency & Anemia

The ERA-EDTA 2016 Congress starts this weekend in Vienna. To guide you through the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to iron deficiency and anemia. We will be distributing complimentary booklets at the congress, featuring our most popular articles and other resources, so please…

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Date of publication:
May 18, 2016

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