Diagnosis & Disease Information

Lanthanum Not More Harmful

The phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate does not adversely affect cognitive function in hemodialysis patients compared with standard phosphate binders, according to a study published in Kidney International (2007;71:252-259).

Vitamin E-Coated Filters Fight Anemia

Long-term use of vitamin E-coated polysulfone membrane (VECM) dialysis filters may significantly improve hemoglobin levels and reduce requirements of erythropoietin (EPO), according to an Italian study.

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