Clinician Quiz: Gastrointestinal Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Test your knowledge of iron deficiency anemia in this clinician quiz, focused on gastrointestinal evaluation of IDA based on recommendations from the American Gastroenterological Association's 2020 guidelines.

Despite knowledge of its prevalence, associations with a multitude of adverse health outcomes, and treatment availability, management of iron deficiency anemia remains suboptimal, with some studies suggesting just 1 in 5 patients living with anemia receive treatment for it. As is true with many common health conditons, optimal diagnosis offers a greater opportunity to streamline care and prevent adverse outcomes among this patient population.

In this clinician quiz, test your knowledge of the recommendations for gastrointestinal evaluation of iron deficiency anemia in patients based on the American Gastroenterological Association 2020 guidelines.

What is the diagnostic yield of bidirectional endoscopy in postmenopausal women and men with iron deficiency anemia?


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Xu Y, Evans M, Mazhar F, et al. Poor recognition and undertreatment of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease managed in primary care. J Intern Med. 2023;294(5):628-639. doi:10.1111/joim.13702