Examining the decay in serum ferritin following intravenous iron infusion : A retrospective cohort analysis of Olympic sport female athletes

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McKay, Alannah K. A., Goods, Paul S. R., Binnie, Martyn J., Goodman, Carmel and Peeling, Peter. (2020). Examining the decay in serum ferritin following intravenous iron infusion : A retrospective cohort analysis of Olympic sport female athletes. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 45(10), pp. 1174-1177. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0132
AuthorsMcKay, Alannah K. A., Goods, Paul S. R., Binnie, Martyn J., Goodman, Carmel and Peeling, Peter
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The long-term decay rate of serum ferritin post-iron infusion in athletic populations is currently unknown. Here, we modelled the decay rate of serum ferritin in female athletes after an intravenous iron infusion (n = 22). The post-infusion serum ferritin response and the rate of decay was highly variable between athletes; however, we demonstrate that follow-up blood testing at 1 (154 μg/L; 77–300 μg/L) and 6 months (107 μg/L; 54–208 μg/L) post-infusion is appropriate to observe treatment efficacy and effectiveness.

Keywordsparenteral iron; iron therapy; exercise; iron deficiency; anaemia; iron depletion
Year2020
JournalApplied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Journal citation45 (10), pp. 1174-1177
PublisherCanadian Science Publishing
ISSN1715-5312
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0132
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85091977226
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