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UK guidelines on the management of iron deficiency in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22512001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency state in the world, affecting more than 2 billion people globally. Although it is particularly prevalent in less-developed countries, it remains a significant problem in the developed world, even where other forms of malnutrition have already been almost eliminated. Effective management is needed to prevent adverse maternal and pregnancy outcomes, including the need for red cell transfusion. The objective of this guideline is to provide healthcare professionals with clear and simple recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of iron deficiency in pregnancy and the postpartum period. This is the first such guideline in the UK and may be applicable to other developed countries. Public health measures, such as helminth control and iron fortification of foods, which can be important to developing countries, are not considered here. The guidance may not be appropriate to all patients and individual patient circumstances may dictate an alternative approach.
Sue Pavord; Bethan Myers; Susan Robinson; Shubha Allard; Jane Strong; Christina Oppenheimer;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of haematology     Volume:  156     ISSN:  1365-2141     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Haematol.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-04     Completed Date:  2012-04-20     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372544     Medline TA:  Br J Haematol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  588-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospitals of Leicester.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Dietary Supplements
Great Britain
Iron / deficiency*,  therapeutic use
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
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Erratum In:
Br J Haematol. 2012 Aug;158(4):559

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