The clinical significance of anaemia and disturbed iron homeostasis in chronic respiratory failure.

@article{Schneckenpointner2014TheCS,
  title={The clinical significance of anaemia and disturbed iron homeostasis in chronic respiratory failure.},
  author={Roland Schneckenpointner and Rudolf A. J{\"o}rres and Norbert Meidenbauer and Florian Kollert and M. Pfeifer and Stephan Budweiser},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={
          130-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Anaemia is a frequent, clinically relevant condition in various chronic diseases. It seems also to be prevalent in patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF). We studied the characteristics of anaemia in CRF and its associations with clinical outcome. METHODS In a prospective design, 271 consecutive patients with CRF were evaluated; patients with other conditions often associated with anaemia were excluded. Haematological laboratory and physiological parameters, health-related… CONTINUE READING

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