Goal: Examine the utility of low-dose IV Iron maintenance therapy to effectively manage patients on hemodialysis within recommended anemia treatment guidelines.
Review current recommended anemia management guidelines.
Discuss the importance of IV iron maintenance therapy as an essential component of treating iron-deficiency anemia in patients on hemodialysis.
Examine the effectiveness of a low-dose IV iron maintenance protocol used at a dialysis facility for maintaining iron stores within K/DOQI-recommended parameters.
Note: This article is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Watson Pharma, Inc. The manuscript has underhone peer review. The information does not necessarily reflect the opinions of ANNA or the sponsor.