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Impact of Safety Concerns and Regulatory Changes on the Usage of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents and RBC Transfusions

By Saroj Vadhan-Raj, Xiao Zhou, Kurt Sizer, Lincy Lal, Xuemei Wang, Joyce Roquemore, Weiming Shi, Robert S. Benjamin and Benjamin Lichtiger

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The impact of regulatory restrictions of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) on their use and on RBC transfusions was examined. A multivariate logistic regression showed a significant decline in ESA use without an increase in RBC transfusions

Topics: Symptom Management and Supportive Care
Publisher: AlphaMed Press
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3227922
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