Mar 01, 2022 Issue
Alpha- and Beta-thalassemia: Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Thalassemia is a group of autosomal recessive hemoglobinopathies affecting the production of normal alpha- or beta-globin chains that comprise hemoglobin. Ineffective production of alpha- or beta-globin chains may result in ineffective erythropoiesis, premature red blood cell destruction, and anemia...

Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Iron Deficiency Anemia: Guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association [Practice Guidelines]

The American Gastroenterological Association developed guidelines for the evaluation of IDA in adults.

Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Anemia in Older Adults [Article]

Diagnostic cutoff values for defining anemia vary with age, sex, and possibly race. Find out how to differentiate between microcytic, normocytic, and macrocytic anemia, and which causes are most likely for each type.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Hemolytic Anemia: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Hemolytic anemia may be chronic or life-threatening. Review which tests to order when hemolysis is suspected and how to identify the underlying cause based on peripheral blood smear findings. Abnormal red blood cell morphologies can help classify hemolytic diseases as hemoglobinopathies, membranopathies, and enzymopathies, and immune-mediated and extrinsic nonimmune causes.

Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Digital Clues [Photo Quiz]

An older man presented with increasing fatigue and fingernail deformity.

Sep 15, 2017 Issue
Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Recognition and Management [Article]

Find out which patients should be screened, and get the latest evidence on the optimal method of replacement in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency.

Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Treatment of iron deficiency in patients with heart failure using intravenous iron improves function, fatigue, and quality of life, and decreases risk of hospitalizations compared with placebo.

Feb 15, 2016 Issue
Iron Deficiency and Other Types of Anemia in Infants and Children [Article]

Microcytic anemia due to iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia in children. Other types of anemia include normocytic and macrocytic. Learn how to evaluate and treat children based on type of anemia.

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 28-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 33 weeks pregnant and also has a four-year-old son. She has no particular problems, and the findings from your examination are unremarkable. She asks if her blood iron level should be tested.

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.

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