In a Swedish real-world study, dialysis and nondialysis patients with high erythropoietin resistance index values had increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
The studies compared the efficacy and safety of vadadustat to darbepoetin alfa in adult patients on dialysis with anemia due to CKD.
Patients on hemodialysis who received high-dose had similar rates of infection and rates of hospitalization for infection compared with those treated with low-dose IV iron, a secondary analysis of the PIVOTAL trial revealed.
FDA has changed abstinence period required for gay and bisexual blood donors from 12 months to three months
The FDA has approved the New Drug Application for Triferic AVNU®.
Among those with baseline anemia, hemoglobin levels improved with canakinumab versus placebo.
In a study of kidney transplant recipients, mean hemoglobin levels rose from 10.69 g/dL prior to transplantation to 14.45 g/dL at 1 year after transplantation.
There is an especially urgent need for blood donors with type O blood and for platelet donors
A study of stable dialysis patients receiving sucroferric oxyhydroxide found no significant changes in hemoglobin, ferritin level, and transferrin saturation.
Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy alone is associated with increased risks for anemia compared with radical prostatectomy alone, a study found.