Red cell distribution width: a method that improves detection of iron deficiency in chronic hemodialysis patients
Díaz-Tejeiro R. (1), Maduell F. (1), Diez J. (2), Esparza N. (1), Errasti P. (1), Purroy A. (1)
(1) Department of Nephrology, University Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain)
(2) Department of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Date: Dec 1, 1989Cardiology Nephrology [SP]
The pathogenesis of anemia of maintenance hemodialysis patients is multifactorial.
Superimposed iron deficiency because of the repetitive blood losses associated with dialyzer use and bleeding secondary to uremic gastroenteritis and platelet dysfunction is a common feature.
CITATION Nephron. 1989;53(4):379-80
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