Be sure and review the eight articles in Additional Resources below as they complement and expand on Episode #52. [Note to myself]
For an outstanding podcast on the diagnosis and treatment of anemia see #52: Anemia: Tips and tools for diagnosis and treatment [Link is to the show notes and podcast] from The Curbsiders.
The above show notes are outstanding so I can’t make excerpts; just go there now to review them all [note to myself].
I’ve embedded the podcast here below:
Start at 17:50. Before that is non-clinical.
And here is the outstanding graphic from the show notes:
And here are some additional Resources from the above show notes.
I reviewed the above article briefly and this subject is very complicated. Anybody that I think might need erythropoetin gets referred to the nephrologist.
(3) Improving outcomes in geriatric anemia: a guide to the differential diagnosis of treatable causes by Dr. Steensma and Dr. Koffman from Medscape [Link is to the PDF of the slides of this talk]
The above slides are basically the same as the show notes and chart from #52. I found the #52 show notes easier to review than the above slides.
* Resource (6) above could better be titled “Guidelines for the appropriate GI Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia” and is a great article.
(7) Detection, evaluation, and management of iron-restricted erythropoiesis [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Blood. 2010 Dec 2;116(23):4754-61. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-05-286260. Epub 2010 Sep 8.
The above article has been cited 67 times in PubMed.
(8) Case Report:Iron deficiency without anemia – a clinical challenge [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 17;6(6):1082-1086. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1529. eCollection 2018 Jun.