Blood lactate is reduced following successful treatment of anaemia in haemodialysis patients with recombinant human erythropoietin both at rest and after maximal exertion.


The effect of increasing haemoglobin by erythropoietin therapy on exercise capacity was investigated in 11 regular haemodialysis patients, previously transfusion dependent. Exercise work load increased from a median of 100 W (95% confidence limit, 25-135) to 120 (45-180; p < 0.05) following erythropoietin, and the duration of the exercise test from 13 (3.5… (More)