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Inflammation Masks Iron Deficiency in Children and Adults

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- Inflammation and infection are known to affect measures of Iron deficiency (ID), and may lead to overestimation or underestimation of ID prevalence. Researchers investigated whether total body iron (TBI) values were subject to the same inaccuracies and found that TBI values underestimate the prevalence of ID in the presence of inflammation or infection and that […] The post Inflammation Masks Iron Deficiency in Children and Adults appeared first on Medical News Bulletin.

Acute MI in sickle cell anemia may confer poor outcomes

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- Patients with sickle cell anemia had an acute MI at an earlier age and an increased risk for hospital mortality compared with patients without sickle cell anemia, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Gbolahan O. Ogunbayo , MD, a first-year fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, and colleagues analyzed data from 2,386,647 admissions for patients with acute MI; 501 patients had sickle cell anemia.