Link to article at PubMed


Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;32(3):613-628

Authors: Vieth JT, Lane DR

Patients with anemia are frequently encountered in the emergency department (ED); emergency physicians (EPs) often play an important role in the evaluation and management of anemia. Although many patients have findings consistent with anemia on routine laboratory tests, only a small percentage will require acute intervention. An understanding of the broader types of anemia and how to manage such patients is important in the practice of an EP, as the presence of anemia will impact treatment plans for a variety of other disorders. This article reviews the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the ED with anemia.

PMID: 25060253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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