In findings that challenge current guidance, a randomised controlled trial has found no evidence of clinical benefit in giving intravenous iron preoperatively to patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. The UK study, published in The Lancet, is at odds with advice that patients with an expected blood loss of 500 mL or more should be screened ...
Preoperative IV iron should not be recommended for anaemia: study
By Michael Woodhead
10 Sep 2020