Renal Anemia

Conflicts and Controversies

  • Onyekachi┬áIfudu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Clinton D. Brown, Zhong H. Zhao, Lorraine L. Thomas, Robert deGroof, Eli A. Friedman
    Pages 9-13
  3. Anatole Besarab, Rebecca Schmidt
    Pages 15-28
  4. Wendy L. St. Peter
    Pages 115-121
  5. Eli A. Friedman
    Pages 139-140
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book

Introduction

Is the nephrology community facilitating excess cardiovascular deaths in patients with kidney failure and anemia by treating to a subnormal hematocrit? Why have clinicians and nephrologists permitted health insurance companies and the government to decide when anemia therapy should begin in persons with progressive kidney failure? Is iron the only variable that can be manipulated to maximize response to recombinant erythropoietin? Are we using too much intravenous iron in kidney failure patients, and is oral iron supplementation worthless in sustaining iron stores during long-term erythropoietin treatment? When does left ventricular hypertrophy begin to emerge in patients with progressive renal disease and is there convincing evidence that anemia is a significant cause of LVH in this setting? Is darbepoetin alfa, a new novel, long-acting erythropoietin, really superior to recombinant erythropoietin? This book is a compilation of proceedings from a conference in Brooklyn convened to address these and other controversial and unresolved issues in renal anemia management.

Keywords

anemia erythropoietin kidney nephrology sepsis

Editors and affiliations

  • Onyekachi┬áIfudu
    • 1
  1. 1.Inpatient Dialysis ServicesSUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9998-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6045-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9998-6
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