Welcome to part 1 of a 3 part series we have put together – 3 hypothetical cases involving anaemia / patient blood management scenarios. Thanks to the two great colleagues who made these discussions with me, Dr Anastazia Keegan Head of Haematology here at KEMH and Assoc Prof Nolan McDonnell a colleague from our Department of Anaesthesia.
These cases might sound familiar to any registrars who have attended the Thursday teaching run here over the last 8-9 years!
We had a lot of fun discussing these three cases and I hope there is a lot of great learning for those of you listening – thanks Anastazia and Nolan for giving up a few hours to put these together!
Reference – Fishbane Reaction
Safety of Intravenous Iron Following Infusion Reactions Stojanovic et al The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2021: 1660-1666 – A great paper discussing the different types of reactions to i.v. including the Fishbane reaction and how they were managed in over 13000 iron infusions at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Unfortunately it is an Elsevier publication and you will need some sort of institutional access to read it in full.