6/21/2013

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.

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