Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of effects of enteral iron supplementation on anemia and risk of infection during surgical critical illness Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
  • Critical Care
  • Cross Infection
  • Ferrous Compounds
  • Hematinics

abstract

  • Enteral iron supplementation of anemic, critically ill surgical patients does not increase the risk of infection and may benefit those with baseline IDE by decreasing the risk of RBC transfusion. A trial comparing enteral and parenteral iron supplementation in this setting is warranted (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00450177).

publication date

  • December 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/sur.2008.043

PubMed ID

  • 19245362

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 19

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1