Association of malnutrition-inflammation complex and responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in long-term hemodialysis patients.

@article{Rattanasompattikul2013AssociationOM,
  title={Association of malnutrition-inflammation complex and responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in long-term hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Manoch Rattanasompattikul and Miklos Z Molnar and Joshua Jacob Zaritsky and Parta Hatamizadeh and Jennie Jing and Keith C. Norris and Csaba Pal Kovesdy and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1936-45}
}
BACKGROUND Protein-energy wasting, inflammation and refractory anemia are common in long-term hemodialysis patients. A decreased responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) is often the cause of the refractory anemia. We hypothesized that the malnutrition-inflammation complex is an independent predictor of decreased responsiveness to ESAs in hemodialysis patients. METHODS This cohort study of 754 hemodialysis patients was examined for an association between inflammatory and… CONTINUE READING
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