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Patients with vs without anemia prior to starting hemodialysis (HD) were more likely to die despite achieving target hemoglobin levels at month 4 after HD initiation.
Anemia control may be one more reason to treat elevated parathyroid hormone levels.
Anemia is 66% and 84% more likely to develop among patients in the 3rd and 4th quartiles of serum fibroblast growth factor 23 level vs those in the 1st quartile.
Retacrit is biosimilar to the drugs Epogen and Procrit.
In a study, increases in red blood cell distribution width during the first year of dialysis was associated with greater risks for death.
Patients' mean hemoglobin levels stayed relatively stable after converting from an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent to the investigational drug.
New study shows that IV iron repletion with sodium ferric gluconate complex increased platelet count significantly at week 3 post-infusion and non-significantly at week 4.
Clinicians should advise women who could become pregnant to use effective contraception before and after taking the anemia drug.
In a study, use of anticoagulants was associated with 85% fewer atherosclerotic events.
In a trial, oral calcitriol of 0.5 mcg daily did not reduce hepcidin levels in patients with stage 3 to 4 CKD.
Dialysis patients receiving more or less than 200 mg per month of IV iron had similar risks of death, infection, cardiovascular disease, and hospitalization, meta-analysis shows.
The Food and Drug Administration broadened the existing labeling for Feraheme (ferumoxytol injection) beyond the current chronic kidney disease indication.
In a 52-week trial, more than half of nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease patients with anemia treated with oral iron had no rise in their hemoglobin levels.
Patients with hemoglobin values of 9.7 g/dL or below had more than double the risk for hemorrhagic stroke compared with patients with hemoglobin values of 11.2 g/dL or above.
The safety profile of CERA is similar for children as for adults.