Nocturnal desaturation and serum erythropoietin: a study in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and in normal subjects.

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1. To clarify the relationship between nocturnal oxygen desaturation and erythropoietin production in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, we determined arterial oxygen saturation and serum immunoreactive erythropoietin levels over 24 h in eight patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and in nine normal subjects. 2. In the normal… (More)

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