Recommendation ID
Iron levels in pre-dialysis patients:- A randomised controlled trial to assess haemoglobin (Hb) level as an outcome in pre-dialysis patients treated to serum ferritin levels lower than 200 micrograms/l versus those treated to 300–500 micrograms/l.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- The ferritin level up to which pre-dialysis patients should be treated to achieve acceptable haemoglobin (Hb) (and at which erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are considered if Hb is still inadequate) is not well addressed in the evidence base.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Anaemia management in people with chronic kidney disease
Date issued
February 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No