Intravenous iron or placebo for anaemia in intensive care: the IRONMAN multicentre randomized blinded trial

@article{Litton2016IntravenousIO,
  title={Intravenous iron or placebo for anaemia in intensive care: the IRONMAN multicentre randomized blinded trial},
  author={Edward Litton and Stuart Baker and Wendy N. Erber and Shannon Farmer and Janet Ferrier and Craig French and Joel Gummer and David Hawkins and Alisa Higgins and Axel Hofmann and Bart Keulenaer and Julie McMorrow and John K. Olynyk and Toby Richards and Simon Towler and Robert Trengove and Steve Webb and The IRONMAN Investigators and The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Group},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1715-1722}
}
  • Edward Litton, Stuart Baker, +16 authors The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Group
  • Published in Intensive Care Medicine 2016
  • DOI:10.1007/s00134-016-4465-6
PurposeBoth anaemia and allogenic red blood cell transfusion are common and potentially harmful in patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Whilst intravenous iron may decrease anaemia and RBC transfusion requirement, the safety and efficacy of administering iron intravenously to critically ill patients is uncertain.MethodsThe multicentre, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded Intravenous Iron or Placebo for Anaemia in Intensive Care (IRONMAN) study was designed to test the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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