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Table 2 Serum ferritin levels during the study period

From: Effect of oral and intravenous iron therapy on hemoglobin levels in hemodialysis patients according to serum ferritin level

  IV iron Sodium ferrous citrate Ferric citrate hydrate IV iron Sodium ferrous citrate Ferric citrate hydrate IV iron Sodium ferrous citrate Ferric citrate hydrate
All All All Serum ferritin Serum ferritin Serum ferritin Serum ferritin Serum ferritin Serum ferritin
<100 ng/ml <100 ng/ml <100 ng/ml 100~199 ng/ml 100~199 ng/ml 100~199 ng/ml
N 40 31 16 30 25 12 10 6 4
0 weeks 79.4 ± 45.3 65.1 ± 35.7 74.4 ± 43.8 57.7 ± 25.2 51.3 ± 22.2 52.8 ± 20.4 144.4 ± 24.0 122.4 ± 19.9 139.1 ± 25.3
12 weeks 92.9 ± 48.7 112.6 ± 56.4 128.9 ± 78.7 92.9 ± 48.7 98.5 ± 39.3 91.3 ± 48.0 N.A. 196.8 ± 76.3 232.4 ± 42.5
24 weeks 109.5 ± 71.3 140.9 ± 60.5 159.5 ± 57.3a 82.0 ± 41.8 130.7 ± 57.3b 153.6 ± 59.5c 164.5 ± 87.5 181.6 ± 60.2 189.0 ± 46.7
  1. N.A. not available
  2. aThe difference is statistically significant versus IV iron group (p < 0.05)
  3. bThe difference is statistically significant versus IV iron group (p < 0.005)
  4. cThe difference is statistically significant versus IV iron group (p < 0.001)