Table 4.

Baseline and final iron studies by ferritin stratum

Ferritin StratumControlaIntravenous Irona
BaselineFinalBaselineFinal
≤800 ng/ml
    n3737
    ferritin (ng/ml)627 ± 86455 ± 172b622 ± 84817 ± 231b
    TSAT (%)18.9 ± 3.820.0 ± 6.418.8 ± 3.725.4 ± 7.0b
>800 ng/ml
    n2827
    ferritin (ng/ml)947 ± 135770 ± 284b946 ± 1211098 ± 310b
    TSAT (%)19.1 ± 4.622.5 ± 4.6b17.3 ± 4.825.9 ± 8.5b
  • a Control group received no iron treatment; intravenous iron group received 1 g of ferric gluconate (125 mg during eight consecutive dialysis treatments).

  • b Final values were statistically different from corresponding baseline values.