Journal Article

Optimal haemoglobin during treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin.

E Ritz and K Amann

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Volume 13, issue suppl_2, pages 16-22
Published in print January 1998 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online January 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/13.suppl_2.16
Optimal haemoglobin during treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin.

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The optimal target haemoglobin during treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) is still controversial. The impact of haemoglobin on cardiovascular function or survival, on physical performance and on medical rehabilitation have to be taken into consideration. Although currently there is no solid evidence to show that haemoglobin beyond that recommended by the ad hoc committee of the National Kidney Foundation improves survival, sound theoretical arguments can be offered for this proposition, particularly in cardiac patients. It is sensible to individualize the target haemoglobin and to avoid rapid correction of anaemia.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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