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KMATTOX at aol.com KMATTOX at aol.com
Mon Apr 3 04:01:47 BST 2006


In a message dated 4/2/2006 9:59:05 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
felixalbers at terra.com.br writes:

I have a  question for the group: in severe trauma patients, in ICU and 
already  stabilised but very anemic, do you supplement iron by IV route? I mean Hb 
>  7, enough to withold transfusion but still having suffered considerable 
blood  loss.
 
No,  Give iron orally when the gut begins to work.   Might  also give 
erythropoetin
 
k







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