Dr David Lim and Dr Patrick Coleman discuss diagnosis and treatment.
- Oral iron absorption in patients with chronic inflammatory conditions is very poor
- Oncology patients are often iron deficient, but seldom treated
- Heart failure patients will benefit greatly from IV iron if deficient
- Diagnosing functional iron deficiency without anaemia is easy: normal CRP, Ferritin 100 and a Transferrin saturation less than 20%
Host: Dr David Lim, GP and medical educator
Guest: Dr Patrick Coleman, nephrologist and general medicine specialist; Mater Hospital, North Sydney
Total time: 49 mins