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Latest Iron deficiency anemia Stories

2013-04-04 12:25:14

EXTON, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, compared to just one year ago, the mean hemoglobin at erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) initiation has significantly declined and is nearing levels at which a blood transfusion may be required. In addition, nephrologists tend to overestimate the percent of stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on an ESA,...

2012-11-01 07:32:03

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) announced today the initiation of a Phase 2 study of Zerenex((TM)) (ferric citrate), the Company's ferric iron-based phosphate binder drug candidate, in managing serum phosphorus and iron deficiency in anemic patients with Stage 3 to 5 non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease ("NDD-CKD"). In the United States alone, over one and a half million people suffering from Stages 3 to 5 NDD-CKD have iron...

2012-06-14 22:20:44

AMSTERDAM, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Micheal Hedenus of the Haematology Unit of the Sundsval Hospital in Sweden will present promising results on a study on a single iron dose for fatigue treatment in iron deficient women at the 17th Congress of the European Hematology Association in Amsterdam. Fatigue and iron deficiency are prevalent among women of childbearing age. This randomised, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effect of a single intravenous 1.000 mg...

2012-05-03 05:23:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — We all know what affects the mother affects the infant, but recent research takes it a step further. Newborns whose mother is under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for iron deficiency, possibly leading to mental and physical delays down the road. Iron is important in the development of the brain. Risk factors for low iron status in infants are maternal iron deficiency, smoking during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, low birth weight,...

2011-11-08 12:05:49

Long-term study led by University of Michigan suggests need for further study to define optimal amount of iron in infant formula A long-term study examining iron-fortified vs. low-iron infant formula suggests that infants with high hemoglobin levels who received iron fortified infant formula have poorer long-term developmental outcomes. The study, conducted in Santiago, Chile, was published online ahead of print in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and raises...

2011-10-12 01:00:00

LONDON, October 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Two pivotal trials initiated for treatment of iron deficiency anaemia associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease - Shield Therapeutics (Shield), the independent specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of late-stage, mineral-derived hospital pharmaceuticals which address areas of high unmet medical need, today announced that the first patients have been treated in the two Phase...

2011-10-04 18:10:10

University of California Los Angeles study suggests reducing iron may lower age-related brain disease risk The human body has a love-hate relationship with iron. Just the right amount is needed for proper cell function, yet too much is associated with brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Science knows that men have more iron in their bodies and brains than women. These higher levels may be part of the explanation for why men develop these age-related neurodegenerative...

2011-06-01 02:00:00

LONDON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Investment to Further Fund the Phase III Clinical Programme of ST10-021 in Iron Deficiency Anaemia Shield Therapeutics (Shield), the independent specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of late-stage hospital pharmaceuticals, today announces that it has successfully raised EUR8.2m (CHF10m/US$12m) from Inventages Venture Capital (Inventages) in its first institutional (Series A) financing round....

2011-05-02 13:46:24

Carrying too much weight during pregnancy could affect newborns' iron status, brain development Babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. In nonpregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders the transport of iron through the intestine, increasing the risk of iron deficiency anemia. When a woman is...

2011-03-07 21:55:14

Children without previous iron deficiencies or anemia who remained infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had significantly lower levels of iron compared to children who had the infection eradicated, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). "Half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori and most of the individuals are asymptomatically infected, according to several surveys," said Victor Cardenas, M.D., Ph.D., lead...