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Estimated Effect of Epoetin Dosage on Survival among Elderly Hemodialysis Patients in the United States

By Yi Zhang, Mae Thamer, Dennis Cotter, James Kaufman and Miguel A. Hernán

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Background and objectives: The common finding that low achieved hemoglobin in observational studies and high target hemoglobin in randomized trials each were associated with increased mortality and high epoetin dosage has suggested the possibility that high epoetin dosage might explain the increased mortality risk

Topics: Epidemiology and Outcomes
Publisher: American Society of Nephrology
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2653651
Provided by: PubMed Central
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