Clinical management of iron deficiency anemia in adults: Systemic review on advances in diagnosis and treatment

Published: 18 May 2017
Author(s): Lucia De Franceschi, Achille Iolascon, Ali Taher, Maria Domenica Cappellini
Issue: May 2017
Section: Review Article

Global burden disease studies point out that one of the top cause-specific anemias is iron deficiency (ID). Recent advances in knowledge of iron homeostasis have shown that fragile patients are a new target population in which the correction of ID might impact their morbidity, mortality and quality of life. We did a systematic review using specific search strategy, carried out the review of PubMed database, Cochrane Database of systemic reviews and international guidelines on diagnosis and clinical management of ID from 2010 to 2016.