Erythropoietin therapy for acute stroke is both safe and beneficial.

@article{Ehrenreich2002ErythropoietinTF,
  title={Erythropoietin therapy for acute stroke is both safe and beneficial.},
  author={Hannelore Ehrenreich and Martin Hasselblatt and Christoph Dembowski and Lukas Cepek and Piotr Lewczuk and Michael Stiefel and H. -H. Rustenbeck and Norbert Breiter and Sonja Jacob and Friederike Knerlich and Matthias Bohn and Wolfgang Poser and Eckart Ruether and MichaelM. Kochen and Olaf Gefeller and Christoph H. Gleiter and Thomas C. Wessel and March De Ryck and LorettaM. Itri and Hilmar Prange and Anthony Cerami and Michael Brines and Alexej P. K. Sir{\'e}n},
  journal={Molecular medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={
          495-505
        }
}
BACKGROUND Erythropoietin (EPO) and its receptor play a major role in embryonic brain, are weakly expressed in normal postnatal/adult brain and up-regulated upon metabolic stress. EPO protects neurons from hypoxic/ ischemic injury. The objective of this trial is to study the safety and efficacy of recombinant human EPO (rhEPO) for treatment of ischemic stroke in man. MATERIALS AND METHODS The trial consisted of a safety part and an efficacy part. In the safety study, 13 patients received… CONTINUE READING
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