Prevalence and management of anemia in hemodialysis patients in a Brazilian population of predominantly African descent.

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Findings from the international DOPPS indicated a rise in hemoglobin levels for patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) for more than 180 days across many countries with more than 60% with hemoglobin ≥11 g/dl. However, the situation of anemia control for a large contingent of the hemodialysis population remains unknown. Studies in… (More)