Iron indices: what do they really mean?

  title={Iron indices: what do they really mean?},
  author={Daniel W. Coyne},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
Routine monitoring of body iron stores is an essential component of overall management for the patient on hemodialysis. Adequate iron levels are important for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia, which is associated with reduced physical functioning, cardiovascular disease, and poor quality of life. Hemodialysis patients are at especially high risk for iron-deficiency anemia, owing to continuous blood losses and supraphysiologic levels of erythropoiesis driven by recombinant… CONTINUE READING