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Anemia Management—During Pregnancy and in Third Trimester

Iron deficiency anemia in women: a practical guide to detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Friedman AJ, Shander A, Martin SR, Calabrese RK, Ashton ME, Lew I, Seid MH, Goodnough LT.

Source‎: Obstet Gynecol Surv 2015;70(5):342-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25974731

DOI‎: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000172

Intravenous iron sucrose versus oral iron in treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy: a randomized clinical trial.

Kochhar PK, Kaundal A, Ghosh P.

Source‎: J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2013;39(2):504-10.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22925176

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01982.x

UK guidelines on the management of iron deficiency in pregnancy.

Pavord S, Myers B, Robinson S, Allard S, Strong J, Oppenheimer C; British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 2012;156(5):588-600.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22512001

Anaemia in pregnancy.

Goonewardene M, Shehata M, Hamad A.

Source‎: Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2012;26(1):3-24.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22138002

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2011.10.010

Massive obstetric hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness: intraoperative strategies and high-dose erythropoietin use.

Belfort M, Kofford S, Varner M.

Source‎: Am J Perinatol 2011;28(3):207-10.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20827658

DOI‎: 10.1055/s-0030-1266158

Diagnosis and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia during pregnancy and postpartum.

Breymann C, Honegger C, Holzgreve W, Surbek D.

Source‎: Arch Gynecol Obstet 2010;282(5):577-80.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20577752

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00404-010-1532-z

Selective use of recombinant human erythropoietin in pregnant patients with severe anemia or nonresponsive to iron sucrose alone.

Krafft A, Bencaiova G, Breymann C.

Source‎: Fetal Diagn Ther 2009;25(2):239-45.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19506383

DOI‎: 10.1159/000223441

Recombinant human erythropoietin in a triplet pregnancy: a case report.

Lialios G, Kallitsaris A, Bourantas KL, Messinis IE.

Source‎: J Reprod Med 2005;50(11):863-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16419637

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