Nowadays, especially in industrial countries it is more common to hear about psychiatric disorders. There are more and more described neuro-psychatric diseases. An interesting disease is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), first described in 1956 in England, and in the year 1988 it was recognized as individual syndrome by Center for Disease Control (CDC). Read full text »
The previously conducted clinical trials, randomized and nonrandomized attempts were made to assess the effectiveness of erythropoietin and iron supplementation in the treatment of anemia in patients with congestive heart failure.
Population, severity of heart failure and diagnostic criteria are the elements that influence the incidence of anemia (from 10% to 50%). The factors which are responsible for the increase in the prevalence of anemia include: an aging population, increased use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
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