Title: What is the clinical significance of the oral iron absorption test for the elderly?
Authors: Joosten, Etienne # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Series Title: The journal of nutrition, health & aging vol:9 issue:6 pages:387-9
Abstract: The small dose oral iron absorption test is a potentially useful test in clinical practice and it may be helpful for the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia and the differential diagnosis with the anaemia of chronic disease. Clinical studies to date have been small and have insufficiently addressed the influence of different nutritional substances and drugs on the iron absorption and the differentiation of those iron deficient patients who would benefit from parenteral iron treatment at the onset because of oral iron malabsorption. There is a need for well-designed studies to re-evaluate its clinical significance.
ISSN: 1279-7707
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gerontology and Geriatrics
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