Iron supplementation in nephrology and oncology: what do we have in common?

@article{Macdougall2011IronSI,
  title={Iron supplementation in nephrology and oncology: what do we have in common?},
  author={Iain C Macdougall},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 Suppl 3},
  pages={25-34}
}
Anemia is frequently seen in patients with chronic kidney disease and also in those with cancer. There are factors in the pathogenesis of anemia that are common to both clinical conditions, with iron insufficiency, inflammation, and upregulation of hepcidin activity playing a part in both chronic disease states. Diagnostic laboratory markers for detecting functional iron deficiency in renal disease and oncology are not ideal, and the most widely available tests, such as serum ferritin and… CONTINUE READING