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On the need for erythropoietin treatment in dialysis patients. A Copenhagen City Dialysis Unit study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2228289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We evaluated the need for erythropoietin (EPO) treatment in 134 end-stage renal disease patients assuming a level of hemoglobin below 6 mmol/l (9.6 g/dl) as indication for treatment. 91 patients (68%) fulfilled this criterion. Absolute contraindications in 2 patients were previous thrombotic encephalopathy and refusal of treatment. Relative contraindications due to cardiac disease were found in 3 patients. In 15 patients additional treatment was required because of hypertension (5) or deficiency states (10). The implications of elevated serum PTH and aluminum overload are discussed.
Authors:
D Stenver; B Nielsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of artificial organs     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0391-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Artif Organs     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-11     Completed Date:  1990-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802649     Medline TA:  Int J Artif Organs     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Nephrology, Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anemia / drug therapy*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Denmark / epidemiology
Erythropoietin / contraindications,  therapeutic use*
Female
Hemodialysis Units, Hospital
Humans
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*,  therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Recombinant Proteins / therapeutic use
Risk Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Recombinant Proteins; 11096-26-7/Erythropoietin
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Int J Artif Organs. 1990 Aug;13(8):472-3   [PMID:  2228288 ]

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