[Anemia in puerperium; parenteral iron substitution renders erythropoietin therapy dispensable].

@article{Lebrecht1995AnemiaIP,
  title={[Anemia in puerperium; parenteral iron substitution renders erythropoietin therapy dispensable].},
  author={A Lebrecht and Felix Haeberlin and Jakob Eberhard},
  journal={Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde},
  year={1995},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={167-70}
}
In a double-blind, randomised study we treated 36 women in the puerperium with haemoglobin concentration below 9 g/dl with 400 mg Fe . 20 women received 20,000 IE erythropoietin (rHuEPO) i.v. in addition, 12 women received placebos. In both groups there were no differences in the haematological and iron parameters in the first 4 weeks after delivery. The results show that the additional therapy with rHuEPO in postpartum anaemia is not justified. The limiting factor in a quick correction of the… CONTINUE READING

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