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Am J Kidney Dis. 1992 May;19(5):484-9.

The use of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in monitoring total body iron in hemodialysis patients with hemosiderosis treated with erythropoietin and phlebotomy.

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Divisions of Nephrology, Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Two hemodialysis patients with hemosiderosis were treated with combined erythropoietin and repeated phlebotomy. Serial nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging and serum ferritin levels were used to monitor the efficacy of treatment. This treatment modality has definite advantages over chronic deferoxamine therapy. NMR image-derived parameters offer an objective, accurate, and noninvasive indication of tissue iron stores.

PMID:
1585939
DOI:
10.1016/s0272-6386(12)80959-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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