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Anemia

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Chapter 66. Anemia

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After the patient has been determined to have anemia, what laboratory parameter should subsequently be evaluated to aid in identifying macrocytic versus microcytic anemia?

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A. Hct

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B. MCV

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C. Iron

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D. Folic acid

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The largest approved dose for a parenteral iron formulation is 750 mg. This is the maximum approved dose for which parenteral iron formulation?

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A. Sodium ferric gluconate complex

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B. Ferric carboxymaltose

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C. Iron sucrose injection

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D. Ferumoxytol injection

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Typically anemia of chronic disease is characterized by which of the following?

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A. Normocytic anemia and normal or increased ferritin

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B. Microcytic anemia and decreased ferritin

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C. Microcytic anemia and normal or increased ferritin

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D. Normocytic anemia and decreased ferritin

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What initial daily dose of folic acid is typically effective in treating anemia secondary to folic acid deficiency?

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A. 100 mcg

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B. 400 mcg

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C. 1 mg

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D. 4 mg

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Which of the following is correct regarding the laboratory evaluation for anemia?

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A. The CBC is the first laboratory test that should be conducted

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B. Iron studies should be evaluated when the MCV is low

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C. When the MCV is high folic acid and Vitamin B12 levels should be ordered

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D. All of the above

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Which of the following statements regarding ESAs is correct?

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A. Clinical practice guidelines consider epoetin-α and darbepoetin-α to be therapeutic equivalents.

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B. Clinical practice guidelines consider epoetin-α superior to darbepoetin-α because of superior efficacy.

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C. Clinical practice guidelines consider darbepoetin-α superior to epoetin-α because of superior efficacy.

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D. Clinical practice guidelines consider epoetin-α superior to darbepoetin-α because of superior toxicity profile.

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Which of the following statements regarding ...

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