Study of the Prevalence of Iron Deficiency in Patients With Chronic Renal Failure But Non-Dialysis (CARENFER IRC-ND)

2019-10-17 11:03:50 | BioPortfolio


Despite its known prevalence, a recent study conducted with Prof. Cacoub (unpublished) on the national health insurance database showed that iron deficiency was a poorly diagnosed and poorly treated comorbidity. In patients with Chronic Kidney Disease but Non-Dialysis, the determination of Ferritinemia and Transferrin Saturation Factoris performed in only 30% and 10% of cases whereas they should be performed routinely in inflammatory situations and in case of anemia (HAS 2011, KDIGO 2012). The objective of this study is to obtain updated data on the prevalence of iron deficiency in France in patients with CKD-ND, applying the international recommendations and those of the French Health High Authority (determination of ferritinemia and Transferrin Saturation Factor).

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Chronic Kidney Diseases


Iron status testing


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Abnormal enlargement or swelling of a KIDNEY due to dilation of the KIDNEY CALICES and the KIDNEY PELVIS. It is often associated with obstruction of the URETER or chronic kidney diseases that prevents normal drainage of urine into the URINARY BLADDER.

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