The impact of selecting a high hemoglobin target level on health-related quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Clement2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of selecting a high hemoglobin target level on health-related quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Fiona Clement and Scott W. Klarenbach and Marcello Tonelli and Jeffrey A. Johnson and Braden J. Manns},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 12},
  pages={1104-12}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) with erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) is commonplace. The optimal hemoglobin treatment target has not been established. A clearer understanding of the health-related quality of life (HQOL) impact of hemoglobin target levels is needed. We systematically reviewed the randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on HQOL for patients treated with low to intermediate (9.0-12.0 g/dL) and high hemoglobin target levels (>12.0 g/dL) and… CONTINUE READING

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