Patient Management

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: Understanding Risks, Prevention, and Treatment

Iron-deficiency anemia, the most prevalent type of anemia, arises when the body lacks sufficient iron to produce healthy red blood cells. Symptoms may not appear…
CURATED BY: Shawana S. Moore,
PhD, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN

Patient Management Guidelines

AGA Guidelines for Iron Deficiency Anemia: Diagnosis and Management Strategies

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) provides guidelines for its assessment in adults, emphasizing ferritin levels below 45 ng/mL for diagnosis and recommending noninvasive testing for H. pylori and celiac disease alongside bidirectional endoscopy.
CURATED BY:
Shannon Brasil,
MSN, NP, ANP-BC

American Gastroenterological Association Guidelines

The American Gastroenterological Association provides guidelines for iron ferritin levels and more in adult patients.

Treating Iron Deficiency

UpToDate outlines treatments for iron deficiency in adults.

Evaluation and Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Authors of this publication outline the diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anemia.

Articles

Alternate-Day Iron-Dosing Boosts Absorption in Anemic Women, Study finds

In women with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), oral iron supplements induce an acute increase in serum hepcidin (SHep) that persists for...
CURATED BY:
Barb Dehn,
RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

USPSTF: Inconclusive on Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy; Urgent Reassessment Needed

The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) finds inconclusive evidence for routine iron supplementation in pregnant women with iron...
CURATED BY:
Barb Dehn,
RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

Study Shows IV Iron Outperforms Oral Iron for Anemia in Gujarati Pregnant Women

In a prospective cost-effectiveness study conducted in Gujarat, India, 188 pregnant women with moderate to severe anemia were compared based...
CURATED BY:
Shawana S. Moore,
PhD, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN

Advancements in Postpartum Anemia Care Reveal Global Healthcare Gaps

Recent advancements have been made in the early detection and treatment of postpartum anemia (PPA), a condition that severely impacts...
CURATED BY:
Shawana S. Moore,
PhD, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN

Anemia in Pregnancy: A Public Health Challenge Requiring Enhanced Interventions

Anemia during pregnancy, particularly iron deficiency anemia (IDA), poses a significant health challenge, with a prevalence rate varying between 6.9%...
CURATED BY:
Shawana S. Moore,
PhD, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN

Managing Anemia: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Collaboration

Anemia, marked by low red blood cell count or hemoglobin levels, affects millions globally, primarily due to iron deficiency. Diagnosis...
CURATED BY:
Shannon Brasil,
MSN, NP, ANP-BC
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