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Post-operative anaemia in femoral neck fracture patients: does it need treatment? A single blinded prospective randomised controlled trial.
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PMID:  19524906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective randomised controlled trial was performed to establish the effect of oral iron supplementation on haemoglobin level at 4 weeks post-operative in elderly patients with fractured neck of femur undergoing surgical treatment. We single blindly randomised 68 patients into two groups. Thirty-four patients in the treatment group were compared with 32 in the control group. The treatment group received 200mg of oral iron tablets 3 times a day for 4 weeks in the post-operative period compared to nothing for the control group. The groups were comparable in all other aspects. The iron treatment resulted in significantly increased haemoglobin value at 4 weeks; 0.76 g% higher than the control group (95% CI of +0.01 to +1.51) which is statistically significant (P<0.05). There was no major complication. We recommend oral iron supplementation in elderly anaemic patients with hip fracture in the post-operative period.
N Prasad; V Rajamani; D Hullin; J M Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1879-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1073-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
UHW, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Aged, 80 and over
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / blood,  prevention & control*
Femoral Neck Fractures / blood,  surgery*
Ferritins / blood
Hematinics / administration & dosage*
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Iron / administration & dosage*
Postoperative Complications / blood,  prevention & control*
Prospective Studies
Single-Blind Method
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hematinics; 0/Hemoglobins; 7439-89-6/Iron; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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