Iron Replacement in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Abhyankar2015IronRI,
  title={Iron Replacement in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Anita Abhyankar and Alan C. Moss},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          1976-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND A number of controlled trials and prospective studies have compared intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) iron for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia with mixed results. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of trials published on 2014 that compared IV with PO iron to treat in patients with IBD. Meta-analysis was performed to generate effect estimates. Quality assessment was also performed according to GRADE criteria. RESULTS Five studies met our inclusion criteria, enrolling 694… CONTINUE READING
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