ESA Frequency and Hemoglobin Levels in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis: 2002 vs. 2008

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This study examined whether a change in frequency of administration of erythropoietin-stimulating agent affected hemoglobin levels in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Data were extracted from the Australian Renal Anaemia Management database for the years 2002 and 2008. Less frequent dosing and increasing age were associated with higher hemoglobin levels, while increasing ferritin levels and later years were associated with lower hemoglobin levels.

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