Efficacy of epoetin alfa in the treatment of anaemia of multiple myeloma.

  title={Efficacy of epoetin alfa in the treatment of anaemia of multiple myeloma.},
  author={Franco Dammacco and Gianluigi Castoldi and Stig R{\"o}djer},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={113 1},
Effects of epoetin alfa on transfusions, haemoglobin (Hb) and quality of life (QOL) were evaluated in a placebo-controlled study of 145 patients with multiple myeloma and anaemia (Hb < 11 g/dl). During the 12-week, double-blind phase, patients received 150 IU/kg epoetin alfa or a matching volume of placebo subcutaneously three times weekly; the dose (or volume) was doubled at week 4 if Hb response was inadequate. Patients completing this phase could enter the subsequent optional 12-week phase… CONTINUE READING
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