Efficacy of once-weekly epoetin alfa.

  title={Efficacy of once-weekly epoetin alfa.},
  author={Paul E. Barre and Helmut Reichel and Michael G. Suranyi and Claudia Barth},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={62 6},
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis are frequently treated with epoetin alfa (recombinant human erythropoietin, rHuEPO) for anemia. The aim of this study was to determine whether successful management of anemia could be maintained by changing the dosing schedule of epoetin alfa from 2 or 3 times per week to once-weekly administration via not only the subcutaneous (s.c.) but also the intravenous (i.v.) route. METHODS Patients included in the study had… CONTINUE READING


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