Infection and Inflammation in Patients on Dialysis: An Underlying Contributor to Anemia and Epoetin alfa Hyporesponse

Infection and Inflammation in Patients on Dialysis: An Underlying Contributor to Anemia and Epoetin alfa Hyporesponse

Identification: nnj_mj06A6
Issue: May-June 2006
Volume: Vol. 33, No. 3

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Goal: Minimize the impact of infection and inflammatory conditions on hemoglobin levels.

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  1. Describe the impact of infection and inflammatory conditions on erythropoiesis.
  2. Discuss laboratory trends in patients with chronic kidney disease with infection and inflammatory conditions.
  3. List factors in assessing patients with chronic kidney disease for infection and inflammatory conditions.


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

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