Time-dependent resistance to erythropoiesis-stimulating agent and mortality in hemodialysis patients in the Japan Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.

@article{Fujikawa2012TimedependentRT,
  title={Time-dependent resistance to erythropoiesis-stimulating agent and mortality in hemodialysis patients in the Japan Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.},
  author={Tetsuya Fujikawa and Yumiko Ikeda and Shunichi Fukuhara and Takashi Akiba and Tadao Akizawa and Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Akira Saito},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 1-2},
  pages={24-32}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Resistance to erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) is associated with mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Time-dependent variability of ESA resistance has been not investigated adequately, although consistently high ESA resistance is expected to be a high risk for mortality. Our aim, therefore, was to investigate consistently high ESA… CONTINUE READING