C-Reactive Protein and Anemia: Implications for Patients on Dialysis

C-Reactive Protein and Anemia: Implications for Patients on Dialysis

Identification: nnj_so06A6
Issue: September-October 2006
Volume: Vol. 33, No. 5

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Goal: Discuss the clinical insights that may be provided by CRP levels, and the implications for anemia management.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss why CRP levels are typically elevated in patients on dialysis.
  2. Explain variations in CRP levels during infectious or inflammatory conditions.
  3. Explain how CRP levels may reflect and prevent anemia outcomes.


Note: This article is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen. The manuscript has undergone peer review. The information does not necessarily reflect the opinions of ANNA or the sponsor.

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