Minor impairment of oral iron absorption in non-diabetic new dialysis patients. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Iron absorption is impaired in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ESRD duration and diabetes mellitus (DM) are prominent risk factors in ESRD patients, associated with multi-system complications involving the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, we suggest that DM and ESRD duration contribute to iron absorption impairment in ESRD. Since we administer oral iron during hemodialysis (HD) sessions, we assessed the relationship of DM and ESRD duration to intradialytic iron absorption. METHODS: A 4-hr intradialytic oral …

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  • January 1, 2005