Body iron status in critically ill patients: significance of serum ferritin

  title={Body iron status in critically ill patients: significance of serum ferritin},
  author={F. Bobbio-Pallavicini and Gabino Verde and Paolo Spriano and R. Losi and M. G. Bosatra and Antonio Braschi and G. Iotti and Maurizio Chiaranda and Sergio Villa},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Serial measurements of blood haemoglobin, serum iron, serum transferrin, total iron-binding capacity, transferrin per cent saturation and serum ferritin were determined in 51 post-operative critically ill patients to investigate body iron status in severely stressed patients. The results showed decreased blood haemoglobin, serum iron, serum transferrin and transferrin saturation compared to an increase in serum ferritin levels. These results indicate that there is inadequate availability of… CONTINUE READING


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