The association of race with erythropoietin dose in patients on long-term hemodialysis.

@article{Lacson2008TheAO,
  title={The association of race with erythropoietin dose in patients on long-term hemodialysis.},
  author={Eduardo J Lacson and John J. Rogus and Ming Teng and J Michael Lazarus and Raymond M. Hakim},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1104-14}
}
BACKGROUND Medicare data indicate that black hemodialysis patients receive greater doses of erythropoietin (EPO) than white patients when achieving similar hemoglobin levels. We confirmed and evaluated this observed association between race and EPO dose. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Primary Medicare-insured white (57%) and black (43%) adult long-term hemodialysis patients treated by Fresenius Medical Care who received EPO from January 1 to 31, 2004 (N… CONTINUE READING

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