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Grand Rounds: Out with the Old, In with the New: Updates to Screening and Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)

10-07-2022

By Jacquelyn M. Powers, MD, MS , Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Recognize causes and clinical presentations of IDA in various pediatric age groups. 2. Summarize the conventional IDA diagnostic tests and treatment approaches. 3. Implement novel treatment strategies with oral and/or intravenous iron to improve outcomes of children with IDA.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

New information for screening and treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:

10-06-2023

Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.

Disclosure:

The speaker, Jacquelyn M. Powers, MD, MS, has the following commercial/financial relationship to disclose: American Regent – Research funding. Pharmacosmos LLC – Consultant. Women’s Health Research Collaborative (WHrC)/ The Kinetix Group – Advisory Committee. All commercial/financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Bibliography:

Crary SE, Hall K, Buchanan GR. Intravenous Iron Sucrose for Children with Iron Deficiency Failing to Respond to Oral Iron Therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011;56:615-619.

Plummer ES, Crary SE, McCavit TL, Buchanan GR. Intravenous Low Molecular Weight Iron Dextran in Children with Iron Deficiency Anemia Unresponsive to Oral Iron. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013;60;1747-1752.

Lozoff B, Jimenez E, Wolf AW.  Long-Term Developmental Outcome of Infants with Iron Deficiency. N Engl J Med 1991;325:687-694/September 5, 1991/DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199109053251004.

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