Perisurgical erythropoietin application in anemic patients with colorectal cancer: A double-blind randomized study.

@article{Heiss1996PerisurgicalEA,
  title={Perisurgical erythropoietin application in anemic patients with colorectal cancer: A double-blind randomized study.},
  author={Markus Maria Heiss and Anwar Tarabichi and Ch. Delanoff and Hubert Allgayer and Karl Walter Jauch and Thomas Hernandez-Richter and Wolfgang Mempel and K. George Beck and Friedrich Wilhelm Schildberg and Kirsten Messmer},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={
          523-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Blood transfusions are associated with higher postoperative morbidity and tumor recurrence rates in colorectal cancer surgery, To reduce the need for transfusions in patients with tumor-induced anemia who are not suitable for autologous blood donation, it was tested whether perisurgical erythropoietin application would be able to stimulate hematopoiesis adequately. METHODS In a double-blind randomized study 150 IU/kg body weight erythropoietin was given subcutaneously every 2 days… CONTINUE READING
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