Is Intravenous Iron Useful for Reducing Transfusions in Surgically Treated Colorectal Cancer Patients

World Journal of Surgery, 05/25/2012

Intravenous iron does not appear to reduce the blood transfusion requirements in the postoperative period of colorectal surgery patients with anemia. Authors consider that further studies are needed to more clearly define the usefulness of intravenous iron in reducing the transfusion needs in such patients.

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