Early and late effects of erythropoietin on glucose metabolism in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

@article{Allegra1996EarlyAL,
  title={Early and late effects of erythropoietin on glucose metabolism in maintenance hemodialysis patients.},
  author={V Allegra and Giuseppe Mengozzi and L Martimbianco and Alessia Vasile},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={304-8}
}
The effects of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) on the glucose metabolism were evaluated by intravenous glucose tolerance test in 20 maintenance hemodialysis patients. In 8 cases the glucose tolerance tests were performed before and after a single intravenous injection of 50 IU/kg of rHuEPO and in 12 cases before and after 3 months of rHuEPO therapy at doses of 50 IU/kg three times/week and 2 weeks after rHuEPO withdrawal. For each test glucose, immunoreactive insulin (IRI) and C… CONTINUE READING