Researchers looked at data from more than 117,000 kidney dialysis patients and found that those who received large doses of intravenous iron over a short period of time were more likely to develop serious infections and suffer infection-related death than those who received maintenance dosing. The risks were especially high for patients who used a catheter or who had recently had an infection. The findings appear online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Bolus iron dosing may up infection, death risk in dialysis patients
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