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Expert recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy and the postpartum period in the Asia-Pacific region.
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PMID:  21070128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Anemia during pregnancy and the postpartum period is commonly caused by iron deficiency and is a significant worldwide issue with severe consequences for both mother and developing fetus. From a worldwide perspective, iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy is highest in the Asia-Pacific region; however, there has been little guidance in this region for safe and effective treatment. An expert panel was convened to develop a concise and informative set of recommendations for the treatment of IDA in pregnant and postpartum women in the Asia-Pacific region. This manuscript provides these recommendations and aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with IDA in pregnant and postpartum women in the Asia-Pacific region. The consensus recommendations define anemia as a hemoglobin (Hb) level <10.5 g/dL during pregnancy and <10 g/dL during the postpartum period, and provide cut-off Hb levels to initiate therapy with oral iron, intravenous iron or red blood cell transfusion.
Christian Breymann; Xu-Ming Bian; Lourdes R Blanco-Capito; Christopher Chong; Ghazala Mahmud; Rakhshanda Rehman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Feto-maternal Hematology Unit, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
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