Improved preoperative iron status assessment by soluble transferrin receptor in elderly patients undergoing knee and hip replacement.

@article{Basora2006ImprovedPI,
  title={Improved preoperative iron status assessment by soluble transferrin receptor in elderly patients undergoing knee and hip replacement.},
  author={Miseric{\`o}rdia Basora and Ram{\'o}n Deulofeu and Fortino Salazar and Llorenç Quint{\'o} and Carmen Gomar},
  journal={Clinical and laboratory haematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={370-5}
}
A poor preoperative haemoglobin (Hb) status is frequently encountered among adult patients scheduled for corrective surgery of the locomotive system, representing the main risk factor for blood transfusion. The soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) has become a highly specific parameter for the detection of iron deficits as it can differentiate between iron… CONTINUE READING