Hematology and Oncology Book


Anemia Following ICU Admission

Aka: Anemia Following ICU Admission
  1. See Also
    1. Post-ICU Ambulatory Care
  2. Risk Factors
    1. Malignancy
    2. Sepsis
    3. Female Gender
    4. Advanced Age
  3. Causes
    1. See Medication Causes of Marrow Toxicity
    2. Poor nutritional intake in the intensive care unit
  4. Symptoms
    1. See Anemia
    2. Fatigue
    3. Dyspnea
  5. Labs
    1. Complete Blood Count
    2. Serum Iron, Ferritin, and Total Iron Binding Capacity
    3. Reticulocyte Count
    4. Serum Vitamin B12
  6. Management
    1. Treat underlying cause if found
    2. Approximately 12% of post-ICU patients require transfusion
      1. Marque (2006) Crit Care 10(5):R129 [PubMed]
  7. References
    1. Vincent (2002) JAMA 288(12):1499-507 [PubMed]

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