Summary Writer: Elizabeth Campbell
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Shafqat Inam
James talks to Dr Shafqat Inam about an approach to anaemia.
Shafqat Inam is currently a Haematology Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and completed his junior medical officer and Basic Physician Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has a particular interest in research and medical education.
With Dr Shafqat Inam, Haematology Registrar at Concord Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Anaemia is common in hospitalised patients. Anaemia is a reduction in the number of red blood cells and haemoglobin in the blood. This is clinically important as haemoglobin is the main carrier of oxygen in the blood. The normal range of Haemoglobin differs for men, women and children. Anaemia is a manifestation of an underlying disorder, not a diagnosis in itself.
Case 1 – You are the junior doctor admitting a surgical patient, who you note has a haemoglobin of 92. Your team would like to optimise this before surgery
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