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Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions have been reported in patients receiving therapy with betalactams; these reactions are more likely to occur in those with a history of hypersensitivity to other beta-lactams or to multiple allergens. Clearance is directly related to renal function, and 70% of a dose is recovered intact in the urine. Serum half-life of meropenem is 3 hours in preterm and 2 hours in full term neonates. The use of carbapenem antibiotics can result in the development of cephalosporin resistance in Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, Serratia, Proteus, Citrobacter, and Acinetobacter species. Terminal Injection Site Incompatibility Acyclovir, amphotericin B, calcium gluconate, metronidazole, sodium bicarbonate, and zidovudine. Cohen-Wolkowiez M, Poindexter B, Bidegain M et al: Safety and effectiveness of meropenem in infants with suspected or complicated intra-abdominal infections. Koksal N, Hacimustafaoglu M, Bagci S et al: Meropenem in neonatal severe infections due to multiresistant gram-negative bacteria. Guler E, Davutoglu M, Ucmak H et al: An outbreak of Serratia marcescens septicemia in neonates. Respiratory depression is the chief hazard associated with methadone, and its peak respiratory depressant effects typically occur later, and persist longer than its peak analgesic effects, particularly in the early dosing period. Most cases involve (adult) patients being treated for pain with large, multiple daily doses, although cases have been reported in patients receiving doses used for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction. Special requirements for dispensing exist, and the oral solution must not be injected. Rifampin and phenytoin accelerate the metabolism of methadone and can precipitate withdrawal symptoms. Adverse Effects 529 Micormedex NeoFax Essentials 2014 Respiratory depression in excessive doses. 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Uses, Compatibilities, and References updated 7/2009 Adverse Effects/Precautions, Monitoring and References updated 3/2009 Added 1/1995 1. Treatment with metoclopramide for longer than 12 533 Micormedex NeoFax Essentials 2014 weeks should be avoided except in rare cases where therapeutic benefit outweighs the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. Special Considerations/Preparation Available as a 5-mg/mL injectable solution (osmolarity 280 mOsm/kg). Acyclovir, aminophylline, atropine, aztreonam, caffeine citrate, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, dexamethasone, famotidine, fentanyl, fluconazole, heparin, hydrocortisone, lidocaine, linezolid, meropenem, methadone, midazolam, morphine, multivitamins, piperacillin/tazobactam, potassium chloride, potassium phosphate, prostaglandin E1, quinupristin-dalfopristin, ranitidine, remifentanil, and zidovudine. 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Adverse Effects 537 Micormedex NeoFax Essentials 2014 Seizures and sensory polyneuropathy have been reported in a few adult patients receiving high doses over a prolonged period. Trough drug concentration should be greater than minimum inhibitory concentration for organism. Suspension may be prepared by crushing five 250-mg tablets (1250 mg), dissolving powder in 10 mL purified water, then adding cherry syrup to make a total volume of 83 mL. The drug exhibits concentration-dependent bactericidal activity with a post-antibiotic effect of greater than 3 hours. It is well absorbed after oral administration, with peak serum concentrations attained in 1 to 3 hours. Hydroxylation in the liver occurs in term infants and premature infants exposed to antenatal betamethasone. Adverse Effects Seizures and sensory polyneuropathy have been reported in a few adult patients receiving high doses over a prolonged period. Special Considerations/Preparation Available in 5 mg/mL concentration in 100 mL single-dose plastic ready-to-use solution containers. Acyclovir, amikacin, amiodarone, ampicillin, caspofungin, cefazolin, cefepime, cefotaxime, cefoxitin, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, dopamine, enalaprilat, esmolol, fluconazole, gentamicin, heparin, hydrocortisone succinate, linezolid, lorazepam, magnesium sulfate, midazolam, milrinone, morphine, netilmicin, nicardipine, penicillin G, piperacillin-tazobactam, prostaglandin E1, remifentanil, and tobramycin. There are case reports, but no controlled clinical trials, of patients treated for endocarditis and osteomyelitis due to Candida. Clinical studies are ongoing for use in neonatal hematogenous Candida meningoencephalitis (no data reported yet). Pharmacology Micafungin is a semisynthetic lipopeptide echinocandin antifungal agent with broadspectrum fungicidal activity against many Candida species. The volume of distribution is relatively high in extremely premature infants, necessitating higher doses. Plasma protein binding is high, primarily to albumin, but it does not displace bilirubin. Micafungin (8 mg/kg per day) was discontinued after 16 days of treatment and laboratory values gradually declined. The most commonly reported adverse reactions in adults are diarrhea, vomiting, pyrexia, hypokalemia, thrombocytopenia, and histaminemediated symptoms (including rash, pruritus, facial swelling, and vasodilatation). Special Considerations/Preparation Available in single-use lyophilized powder for injection in vials containing 50 and 100 mg. Gently dissolve lyophilized powder by swirling the vial to avoid 542 Micormedex NeoFax Essentials 2014 excessive foaming. Reconstituted vials may be stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours before use. Terminal Injection Site Incompatibility Albumin, amiodarone, dobutamine, epinephrine, insulin, midazolam, morphine, nicardipine, octreotide, phenytoin, rocuronium, and vecuronium. Uses Treatment of patients with fungal septicemia, peritonitis, and disseminated infections due to Candida species including C. It inhibits the synthesis of 1, 3-beta-D-glucan, an integral component of the fungal cell wall. Metabolism occurs primarily in the liver through both noncytochrome and cytochrome P450 pathways to 2 biologically inactive metabolites that are eliminated in the feces. Mutant strains of Candida with reduced susceptibility have been identified in some adult patients during treatment suggesting the potential development of drug resistance. Animal studies suggest tissue penetration to common sites of invasive fungal infections: liver, spleen, kidney, and lungs.

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Most epithelial cells are filled with asexual and sexual developmental stages of coccidial organisms and cystic duct lumina contain numerous oocysts. Few to moderate numbers of plasma cells and lymphocytes i n f i l t r a t e w i t h i n increased periductal fibrous tissue and 1-3. Liver, rabbit: Dilated biliary ducts are lined by proliferating epithelium containing numerous life stages of within the connective Eimeria stiedae. Other portal tracts have mild body condition with reduction in muscle mass and cholangiolar proliferation, mildly increased marked reduction in external and internal fat periportal fibrosis and few to moderate numbers stores. Similar internal changes were noted for of mixed mononuclear cells within and around each. Hepatocyte the small intestine, cecum and sacculated colon cords are markedly atrophied, and sinusoids are had normal contents. The distal colon and rectum moderately congested and contain increased contained normal fecal pellets. Contributor’s Comment: While enteric Laboratory Results: Parasitology: Oocysts with coccidiosis continues to be one of the important measurements consistent with Eimeria stiedae potential causes of enteritis in commercial were identified in the biliary fluid collected from rabbitries in Ontario, hepatic coccidiosis is the cystic hepatic lesions. However, increasingly over the last Recommendations for the control of hepatic few years, smaller collections of rabbits raised for coccidiosis parallel the recommendations for meat or as pets are being housed on or provided control of intestinal coccidiosis, and sanitation is of great importance. Owners of these small rabbitries seek veterinary assistance for morbidity extremely resistant to environmental influences and mortality concerns and in turn, the diagnostic and no commonly available disinfectants will kill laboratory has received increased numbers of them. Removal of organic material from cages, phone calls and pathology submissions from feed pans and around waterers where oocysts can reside can help reduce the challenge. Despite weekly coccidiosis to include the liver and kidneys, albeit cleaning and rebedding, the environment was 2,4 infrequently. Each species has a host specific heavily contaminated with coccidial oocysts and direct life cycle which originates with the these rabbits were being continually challenged unsporulated oocyst shed in the feces. Each schizont develops within it within gastrointestinal epithelial cells, particularly numerous merozoites, which following rupture of in the duodenum. Eimeria stiedae have a characteristic appearance to the oocyst, with a thinning of the opercula that distinguishes it from all other coccidians in rabbits. There are eight other species of Eimeria known to infect rabbits and mixed infections are common, as demonstrated by the fecal results obtained in this case. Approximately 30 minutes after leaving the clinic, the owner reported that the History: In August of 2007, a pet rabbit was animal began choking and bleeding from the presented to an Ontario veterinary clinic with a 3nose. Shortly afterwards, the rabbit died and the day history of lethargy, anorexia and facial body was submitted for postmortem examination. The affected animal was one of a group of six housed in a large hutch on a grassy Gross Pathology: the rabbit was in good body enclosure surrounded by a chain link fence. Blood Chipmunks, other small mammals and stained the inside of the left pinna and a blood occasionally birds were seen within the enclosure clot was present at the base of the ear canal. A 1 on a number of occasions and direct contact with cm round raised reddened area was noted on the other forms of wildlife could occur across the nasal planum. The tracheal mucosa was mildly congested and there was generalized purple red During the examination, the rabbit was noted to mottling of the lungs with numerous, up to 3 mm, be tachypneic. A 1-cm crust was noted on the foci of hemorrhage on the pleural surface and in nasal planum and skin over the right nares and the parenchyma. A presumptive diagnosis of Pasteurella multocida-induced pneumonia was made and oral Laboratory Results: Low numbers of E. Mineral oil was isolated from the lung and skin by cell culture was infused in the left ear and when the luminal debris further identified by electron microscopy and 2-1. Lung, rabbit (fixed specimen): There are multifocal mottled areas of hemorrhage scattered randomly through the parenchyma. Lung, rabbit: There are extensive areas of septal necrosis, with seen in the gross specimen. The intervening parenchyma is filled with hemorrhage and fibrin deposition within coalescing alveoli. In the summer of 2006, a commercial pet and agricultural rabbitry in Histopathologic Description: There is marked Alaska also reported high morbidity and mortality generalized acute necrotizing and hemorrhagic associated with systemic herpesvirus infection. Snowshoe hares were present in the alveoli by edema fluid, fibrin, heterophils and surrounding area and feral domestic rabbits had large macrophages. Numerous bronchiolar been in close proximity to the hutches earlier in epithelial cells, bronchiolar epithelial syncytia, the spring. In the following spring and summer, pneumocytes, endothelial cells and macrophages several rabbits from this same rabbitry developed contain prominent glassy eosinophilic conjunctivitis and skin lesions; and one breeding intranuclear viral inclusions. Several vessels have rabbit that had recovered from clinical infection in perivascular hemorrhage, edema, mural fibrinous the previous year experienced perinatal mortality. There is the herpesvirus was isolated and characterized as patchy alveolar overinflation and emphysema. Lung, rabbit: Within areas of necrosis, numerous cells of various lineage contain eosinophilic intranuclear viral inclusions. Additionally, natural infections of necrotizing pneumonia, splenitis, and dermatitis Human herpesvirus 1 (herpes simplex) have been in a pet rabbit caused by a novel herpesvirus reported in rabbits causing a fatal encephalitis. An outbreak of fatal Herpesvirus infection in and leads to the reported 50% morbidity and 29% domestic rabbits in Alaska. Fatal experimental infections, and hemorrhagic herpesvirus infection in commercial rabbits. Experimental infection of New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculi) with Leporid herpesvirus 4. Naturally occurring herpes simplex encephalitis in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). The uterine lumen is markedly compressed by the aneurysmal Signalment: 2-year-old female rabbit, vessels. There are hemosiderin laden macrophages focally History: There is a ten-day history of increasing in the adjacent endometrium (in some sections). Abdominal palpation and abdominal radiographs revealed an Contributor’s Morphologic Diagnosis: Uterus: enlarged uterus. Contributor’s Comment: Hematuria in rabbits Gross Pathology: Uterus was received in has been associated with uterine adenocarcinoma, formalin. Uterine horns are enlarged and filled uterine polyps, renal infarction, urolithiasis, with brown to black watery fluid and blood clots. In rabbits, at necropsy, is thin with only 1 layer of low cuboidal cells and clotted blood may be found within the uterine 2 to 3 layers of collagen separating it from the 3-1. Uterus, rabbit: A large distended vein in the uterine wall contains a lamellated thrombus. Uterus, rabbit: the feeder vein of this aneurysm is visible in some (small arrows). Aneurysms should be contrasted with false aneurysms or dissections, which are a defect in the vascular wall leading to an extravascular hematoma. Non-pregnant multiparous does are most6 7 7 ions such as zinc for their activity, are affected. By definition, an aneurysm inflammation and angiogenesis leading to a large body of research on these proteinases. In this case, when present, a by a variety of cell types and regulated by growth small vessel empties into this large aneurysm and factor and cytokine secretion. Large numbers of small, <1 x 2 µm coccobacilli form dense intraand extracellular History: the chinchilla was found dead with no colonies.

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It is a potassium-sparing diuretic weight loss 6 months after gastric bypass cheap 15 mg slimex visa, and hyperkalaemia is the most common and potentially serious complication of therapy weight loss pills advertised on tv generic slimex 10mg fast delivery. Impaired kidney function appears to weight loss yoga purchase slimex 10mg free shipping increase this risk weight loss 85044 buy slimex 10mg low cost, as does supplementation with potassium chloride. Excessive diuresis can also lead to dehydration and hyponatraemia (Greenblatt & Koch-Weser, 1973). A number of endocrine effects have also been reported, the most common of which is gynaecomastia, with a dose-related incidence of 7–52%. This side-effect is reversible and disappears upon discontinuation of therapy (Jeunemaitre et al. Other endocrine effects include loss of sexual potency in men and menstrual irregularity, amenorrhoea, breast engorgement and chloasma in women. These effects are probably due to interaction of spironolactone with the antrogen receptor. There are a few isolated case reports of idiosyncratic drug reactions, including one case of hepatitis (Shuck et al. Approximately 10 cases have been reported of allergic contact dermatitis after topical application of spironolactone for various dermal indications involving its antiandrogen activity (Corazza et al. Studies of toxicity were conducted in Sprague-Dawley-derived rats, beagle dogs and rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). In a 26-week study, rats were given diets containing spironolactone at a concentration of 0, 120, 300 or 700 mg/kg for the first 3 weeks and 0, 150, 500 or 2000 mg/kg for the remaining 23 weeks. In a 78-week study, rats were given diets that provided a dose of 0, 50, 150 or 500 mg/kg bw per day; and in a 104-week study, the animals received a dose of 0, 10, 30 or 100 mg/kg bw per day. In dogs, a 13-week study was conducted, in which initial doses of 0, 12, 30 and 70 mg/kg bw per day were given in a capsule for 6 weeks and then increased to 100 mg/kg bw per day for weeks 7–9 and to 250 mg/kg bw per day for the last 4 weeks. In rhesus monkeys, a 26-week study was conducted in which the animals received a dose of 0 or 125 mg/kg bw per day in a banana sandwich, and a 52-week study was conducted with doses of 0, 20, 50 and 125 mg/kg bw per day for 9 weeks followed by 250 mg/kg bw per day for 43 weeks (Lumb et al. Rats treated for 78 weeks showed a dose-related increase in the weight of the liver at all doses, increased adrenal gland weights in males at the two higher doses and increased thyroid gland weights in males at the high dose and in all treated females. Similarly, in the 104-week study, liver weights were increased at all doses, and the thyroid gland weights were increased in males and females at the high dose. A slight arrest of maturation in the testis (an increased number of immature spermatozoal precursors) was noted in the 78-week study at the two higher doses. In monkeys, a slight decrease in testis weight and a slight depression of maturation was observed at the two higher doses. Although gynaecomastia occurs in male human patients treated with spironolactone, no mammary abnormalities were noted in rats or dogs, but male monkeys showed a treatment-related increase in cellular activity in the acini of the mammary gland (Lumb et al. No changes were seen in dogs or monkeys treated for 3 months or up to 1 year, respectively. The thyroid gland weights were increased, and, histologically, the follicles were smaller than normal, with diminished colloid, and the epithelial cells were taller and in some cases swollen. Rats showed increased liver weights with no histological changes, while dogs had no increase in organ weight or histological changes. In monkeys, no weight changes or histological findings were observed in females, but males had a slight increase in liver weight at the high dose with no associated histological changes (Lumb et al. Male rats were given diets containing spironolactone at concentrations that resulted in a dose of 0, 6, 50 or 200 mg/kg bw per day, for 13 weeks. T3 and T4 concentrations were significantly decreased at the high dose at 2 and 4 weeks but had returned to normal by week 13. Thyroid iodine uptake and binding or organification were significantly increased at the high dose. The follicles were generally small to medium-sized, and the few remaining large follicles were lined with taller, wider follicular epithelial cells. Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) were given spironolactone at 30 or 100 mg/kg bw per day, phenobarbital (see monograph in this volume) at 50 mg/kg bw per day or methimazole (see monograph in this volume) at 10 or 30 mg/kg bw per day for 4 weeks. Spironolactone caused follicular-cell hypertrophy, but less severely than methimazole and with less reduction of T4 concentration. An increased resorption rate was found in rats that received 100 mg/kg bw per day for various periods before day 6 of gestation (Selye et al. There was no effect on mating (8/15 treated versus 22/30 controls), but the number of mice that became pregnant was reduced (3/8 versus 19/22), and fewer embryos per pregnant mouse were observed (mean, 4. Similar results were obtained when mice were injected intraperitoneally with 100 mg/kg bw spironolactone twice daily. It was shown that the anti-fertility effect of spironolactone was mediated by inhibition of both ovulation and implantation, since the number of implants in ovulating animals could be increased by injection of estradiol on day 3 after mating (Nagi & Virgo, 1982). A group of Wistar rats with regular estrous cycles received daily intraperitoneal injections of 100 mg/kg bw spironolactone for 7 days. The time spent in diestrus was significantly increased from 2 to 4 days, and, during the 14 days after treatment, 12 days were spent in diestrus; none of the animals had a complete cycle. In a group of 15 female rats treated with spironolactone from day 21 to day 45 of age, the onset of puberty was prevented in 47% of the animals, whereas all controls were postpubertal by that time. When female rats were treated simultaneously with spironolactone (100 mg/kg bw per day) and estradiol (1 fig/kg bw per day) on days 21–45 of age, vaginal opening and uterine development were normal, showing that spironolactone did not inhibit the peripheral actions of estradiol (Nagi & Virgo, 1982). Pregnant Wistar rats, weighing 130 g, were given daily subcutaneous injections of 10 or 20 mg spironolactone on days 14–20 of gestation and were then allowed to deliver their pups and rear them normally. At 70–80 days of age, some of the animals were killed while in the basal state or after injection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone plus thyrotropin-releasing hormone, and blood and tissue samples were taken for analysis. The offspring showed no changes in the external genitalia, body weight or testis weight after spironolactone treatment in utero, but males showed a dose-related decrease in ventral prostate and seminal vesicle weight. The basal and stimulated plasma concentrations of follicule-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, testosterone and 5 dihydrotestosterone were normal, but those of prolactin were decreased. It also induced bilirubin glucuronosyltransferase activity in rats and increased the plasma clearance and biliary excretion of bilirubin (Semler et al. The drug induced glucuronidase activity in the liver of female rats (Kourounakis & Tani, 1995) and glutathione S-transferase activity in the liver and jejunum, but not the colon, of male rats (Catania et al. However, in view of the lack of data on genotoxicity, no definitive conclusion could be reached on the mechanism of spironolactone-induced carcinogenesis. The increased incidence of Leydig-cell tumours of the testis may be related to the anti-androgenic effects of spironolactone. No evidence for an association with breast cancer was found in the other cohort study, and use of spironolactone was not associated with thyroid cancer in one case–control study. In five case–control studies of renal-cell carcinoma, use of potassium-sparing diuretics was not clearly identified as a risk factor independently of hypertension. Increased incidences of thyroid follicular-cell adenomas and Leydig-cell tumours of the testis were reported. Spironolactone reduced the incidence of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced mammary tumours in rats. The metabolic pathway of spironolactone is complex and can be divided into two main routes: those in which the sulfur moiety is retained and those in which the sulfur moiety is removed by dethioacetylation. Hyperkalaemia is the most common side-effect of exposure to spironolactone in humans, and a number of endocrine effects have been observed, the most common of which is gynaecomastia in men. Spironolactone is transformed to a reactive metabolite that can inactivate adrenal and testicular cytochrome P450 enzymes. Studies on thyroid function have shown increased hepatic activity of uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyl transferase, decreased plasma triiodothyronine and thyroxine concentrations, increased thyroidstimulating hormone concentrations and increased thyroid weights and follicular-cell hypertrophy and/or hyperplasia. Spironolactone reduced fertility in mice and delayed the onset of puberty when administered to young female rats. Prenatal treatment of rats with spironolactone caused a reduction in the weight of the prostate and seminal vesicles in male offspring. There is limited evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of spironolactone. Overall evaluation Spironolactone is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3). Cancer, 63, 216–221 Medical Products Agency (2000) Uppsala Medicines Evaluation Board Agency (2000) the Hague Mellemgaard, A. Requirement for the 7 thio group and evidence for the loss of the heme and apoproteins of cytochrome P-450.

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However, in ciency depend on the severity and chronicity of the addition to storage iron, the marrow iron stain provides anemia in addition to the usual signs of anemia— information about the effective delivery of iron to develfatigue, pallor, and reduced exercise capacity. Normally, when the marrow smear is (fissures at the corners of the mouth) and koilonychia stained for iron, 20–40% of developing erythroblasts— (spooning of the fingernails) are signs of advanced tissue called sideroblasts—have visible ferritin granules in their iron deficiency. In the myelodysplastic syndromes, mitochondrial dysfunction can occur, and Serum Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity the serum iron level represents the amount of circulating iron bound to transferrin. In eval75 uating the serum iron, the clinician should be aware of a Normal diurnal variation in the value. A transferrin saturation females 50 >50% indicates that a disproportionate amount of the iron bound to transferrin is being delivered to nonery25 throid tissues. If this persists for an extended time, tissue Iron deficiency 12 iron overload may occur. Within cells, iron is store depletion and iron deficiency are accompanied by a fall stored complexed to protein as ferritin or hemosiderin. The first 1–2 g 4+ >150 Iron overload — >500–1000 is an inherited defect in globin chain synthesis: the thalassemias. These are differentiated from iron deficiency most readily by serum iron values; normal or increased serum iron levels and transferrin saturation are characteristic of the thalassemias. The second condition is the anemia of chronic accumulation of iron in mitochondria appears in a neckinfiammation with inadequate iron supply to the erylace fashion around the nucleus of the erythroblast. Protoporphyrin is an intermediate in the pathway to Usually the anemia of chronic infiammation is normoheme synthesis. The iron values usually make thesis is impaired, protoporphyrin accumulates within the differential diagnosis clear because the ferritin level the red cell. This refiects an inadequate iron supply to is normal or increased and the percentages of transferrin erythroid precursors to support hemoglobin synthesis. In iron defiFinally, the myelodysplastic syndromes represent the ciency, values >100 µg/dL are seen. Occasionally, patients causes of increased red cell protoporphyrin levels are with myelodysplasia have impaired hemoglobin synthesis absolute or relative iron deficiency and lead poisoning. The iron values again reveal normal stores and more than an adequate supply to the Serum Levels of Transferrin Receptor Protein marrow, despite the microcytosis and hypochromia. Normal values are 4–9 µg/L deterexample, symptomatic elderly patients with severe mined by immunoassay. Younger individuals replacement therapy, up to 300 mg of elemental iron who have compensated for their anemia can be treated per day is given, usually as three or four iron tablets more conservatively with iron replacement. The fore(each containing 50–65 mg elemental iron) given over most issue for the latter patient is the precise identificathe course of the day. Some patients with gastric growing children and adolescents, patients with infredisease or prior gastric surgery require special treatquent episodes of bleeding, and those with inadequate ment with iron solutions because the retention capacity dietary intake of iron), oral iron therapy suffices. The retention capacity patients with unusual blood loss or malabsorption, is necessary for dissolving the shell of the iron tablet specific diagnostic tests and appropriate therapy take before the release of iron. Once the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia mental iron per day should result in the absorption of and its cause is made, there are three major therapeutic iron up to 50 mg/d. However, as the hemoglobin level rises, is reserved for individuals who have symptoms of aneerythropoietin stimulation decreases, and the amount mia, cardiovascular instability, continued and excessive of iron absorbed is reduced. The goal of therapy in indiblood loss from whatever source, and require immediate viduals with iron-deficiency anemia is not only to repair intervention. The management of these patients is less the anemia, but also to provide stores of at least 0. Not only do transfusions after correction of the anemia is necessary to achieve correct the anemia acutely, but the transfused red cells this goal. Transfusion testinal distress is the most prominent and experienced therapy stabilizes the patient while other options are by 15–20% of patients. Multiple prepanal side effects are a major impediment to the effective rations are available, ranging from simple iron salts to treatment of a number of patients. Typically, the reticulocyte count should amounts of iron, they are generally all absorbed well begin to increase within 4–7 days after initiation of therand are effective in treatment. The absence of a response compounds designed to enhance iron absorption, such may be due to poor absorption, noncompliance (which as ascorbic acid. A useful test in the clinic to determine the patient’s ability to absorb iron is the iron tolerance test. Ferrous sulfate 325 (65) 300 (60) Parenteral Iron Therapy Intravenous iron can 195 (39) 90 (18) be given to patients who are unable to tolerate oral Extended release 525 (105) iron; whose needs are relatively acute; or who need iron Ferrous fumarate 325 (107) on an ongoing basis, usually due to persistent gastroin195 (64) 100 (33) Ferrous gluconate 325 (39) 300 (35) testinal blood loss. For the anemia of chronic the safety of parenteral iron—particularly iron dextran–– infiammation, the erythroid marrow also responds has been a concern. The serious adverse reaction rate to inadequately to stimulation, due in part to defects in iron intravenous iron dextran is 0. The the anemia of chronic disease—which encompasses amount of iron needed by an individual patient is calinfiammation, infection, tissue injury, and conditions culated by the following formula: (such as cancer) associated with the release of proinBody weight (kg) 2. Anaphylaxis is much rarer with the newer about by inadequate iron delivery to the marrow, preparations. The factors that have correlated with an despite the presence of normal or increased iron stores. Generalized symptoms appearing saturation in the range of 15–20%, and a normal or several days after the infusion of a large dose of iron can increased serum ferritin. The serum ferritin values are include arthralgias, skin rash, and low-grade fever. This often the most distinguishing feature between true may be dose-related, but it does not preclude the iron-deficiency anemia and the iron-deficient erythrofurther use of parenteral iron in the patient. Typically, serum patients with sensitivity to iron dextran have been safely ferritin values increase threefold over basal levels in the treated with iron gluconate. All of these changes are due to dextran is to be given (>100 mg), the iron preparation the effects of infiammatory cytokines and hepcidin, the should be diluted in 5% dextrose in water or 0. The anemia is further compounded by a mild to moderate shortening In addition to mild to moderate iron-deficiency anemia, in red cell survival. For instance, many patients with cancer also have bolic states), and (4) marrow damage (Chap. Table 7-6 shows the erythropoietic proRheumatoid arthritis file that distinguishes the anemia of infiammation from the other causes of hypoproliferative anemias. The mediators in patients are typically normocytic and normochromic, and reticuwith vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis include interleukin 1 locytes are decreased. In certain forms of acute renal failure, the correlation between the anemia and renal function is weaker. Patients with the hemolytic-uremic arthritis or chronic infections such as tuberculosis have a syndrome increase erythropoiesis in response to the microcytic, hypochromic anemia. Under these circumstances, a Assessment of iron status provides information to disbone marrow aspirate stained for iron may be necessary tinguish the anemia of renal disease from the other to rule out absolute iron deficiency. However, the forms of hypoproliferative anemia (Table 7-6) and to administration of iron in this case will correct the ironguide management. However, those maintained on the anemia associated with acute infection or infiamchronic hemodialysis may develop iron deficiency from mation is typically mild but becomes more pronounced blood loss through the dialysis procedure. For those in bolic steroids augment erythropoiesis; castration and whom such reversals are not possible—such as patients estrogen administration to males decrease erythrowith end-stage kidney disease, cancer, and chronic poiesis. Patients who are hypothyroid or have deficits in infiammatory diseases—symptomatic anemia requires pituitary hormones also may develop a mild anemia. In general, Anemia may be more severe in Addison’s disease, patients without serious underlying cardiovascular or depending on the level of thyroid and androgen horpulmonary disease can tolerate hemoglobin levels mone dysfunction; however, anemia may be masked by >8 g/dL and do not require intervention until the decreases in plasma volume. Patients with more given cortisol and volume replacement, the hemoglophysiologic compromise may need to have their hemobin level may fall rapidly. Importantly, the liberal use of blood has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality, parProtein Starvation ticularly in the intensive care setting. Therefore, in the absence of documented tissue hypoxia, a conservative Decreased dietary intake of protein may lead to mild to approach to the use of red cell transfusions is preferable.

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