LETTERS TO THE EDITOR It is clear from the C-reactive protein Comment on ‘‘The Reply: The Important Role measurements that a proportion of the Important Role for patients in the study by Froessler et al had for Intravenous Iron in evidence of systemic inflammation before Intravenous Iron in Perioperative Patient surgery and given the above, iron deficiency was apparent rather than real in these patients Perioperative Patient Blood Management in and as a consequence some patients may not Blood Management in Major Abdominal Surgery: have benefited from an iron infusion. Indeed, it may be speculated that the benefit of the Major Abdominal Surgery: A Randomized iron infusion was confined to those patients A Randomized who did not have evidence of systemic Controlled Trial inflammation. Controlled Trial’’ We encourage the authors to report such analysis and other workers considering the use of iron infusion, to correct anemia, to monitor Reply: To the Editor: the systemic inflammatory response in the pre e would like to thank McSorley et al t is with interest that we read the article by and postoperative period. W for their interest in our work and their I Froessler et al reporting a randomized comment on our
Annals of Surgery – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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