Parenteral versus oral iron therapy for adults and children with chronic kidney disease

Source:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication date:
21 March 2019

Abstract

Updated review of 39 studies (n=3,852) found low certainty evidence suggesting IV iron compared with oral iron increases haemoglobin, ferritin and transferrin levels, but there is insufficient evidence to determine if it influences death (all causes), CV death and quality of life