Effect of protein intake on erythropoiesis during erythropoietin treatment of anemia of prematurity.

@article{Brown1996EffectOP,
  title={Effect of protein intake on erythropoiesis during erythropoietin treatment of anemia of prematurity.},
  author={Mark S. Brown and Hava Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={512-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of protein intake on the erythropoietic response of very low birth weight infants to treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). STUDY DESIGN Twenty very low birth weight infants were enrolled in the study and 19 completed the 6 weeks of study. Weekly absolute reticulocyte counts, protein intakes, and growth, as well as selected markers of protein metabolism--prealbumin, albumin, and transferrin--were analyzed. Iron stores were estimated for each… CONTINUE READING