Lack of testing appears to be an topic may prevent its increased use of IV iron, and almost all patients had a hemoglobin in their record, have a much smaller % a TSAT or ferritin level in their chart. Hemoglobin values are more frequently than more frequently than iron studies. While nephrologists report initiating IV iron is at a TSAT of 19 % of the audited TSAT at IV iron initiation low indeed. From a brand perspective, the %age of patients receiving Feraheme, AMAG has risen significantly compared to last year, although American Regent Venofer remains the the market leader.. In terms of IV iron, nephrologists tend to over – report of their %age CKD-ND patients that are treated, although compared to last year, there is a growing trend in the % of stage 4 and 5 patients on to IV iron. The majority of patients treated with IV iron tend to graduate from oral iron preparations.
Both the %age of CKD-ND patients with ESAs and the mean hemoglobin were treated at the start of ESA from the previous year compared to last year. While in recent years dealt with the vast majority of IV iron in patients ESA this year have declined these numbers. There are a number of properties that distinguish patients ESA vs. Untreated patients, a higher % of the treated patients have hypertension, type 2 diabetes , and heart failure Despite the a few. Despite the a third of patients a third of patients are not managed target . ESA dose rather than kidney disease worsens, but to increase average monthly dose for epoetin alfa has declined compared to last year. Continue reading