Septicemia in patients with ESRD is associated with decreased hematocrit and increased use of erythropoietin.
Septicemia, a common complication in chronic dialysis patients, may be an important factor in erythropoietin (EPO) hyporesponsiveness, because it is a form of inflammation. The quantitative impact of septicemia on EPO requirements has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to analyze patterns of EPO use and levels of anemia among patients who had ESRD and were hospitalized with septicemia. Using United States Renal Data System data, septicemia admissions were identified in patients w...Expand abstract
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