Kidney Week 2011 Anemia Coverage

Kidney Week 2011 Anemia

Once-Monthly ESA Maintains Stable Hemoglobin Levels

PHILADELPHIA—Once-monthly peginesatide, an investigational peptide-based erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA), is similar to epoetin administrated one to three times weekly in maintaining mean hemoglobin levels in the 10-12 g/dL range in hemodialysis patients with anemia, according to study findings presented at Kidney Week 2011.

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