Journal Article

Use of Erythropoietin after solid organ transplantation

Vedat Schwenger, Christian Morath and Martin Zeier

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 22, issue suppl_8, pages viii47-viii49
Published in print September 2007 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online September 2007 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
Use of Erythropoietin after solid organ transplantation

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Anaemia is common after solid organ transplantation. Although many impressive experimental data about the organoprotective properties of erythropoietin (EPO) have been reported, there are only scant clinical and experimental data about EPO use after solid organ transplantation. Since the treatment targets of anaemia in chronic kidney disease cannot be transferred to organ recipients for several reasons (rejection, immunosuppression, infection), the recommendations for optimal targets in the treatment of anaemia remain uncertain. Moreover, further studies will be necessary to clarify whether EPO administration might have haemoglobin-independent beneficial effects.

Keywords: endothelial progenitor cells; erythropoietin; organ transplantation; organoprotection

Journal Article.  1361 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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