Dec
2011

Trends in the treatment of anemia using recombinant human erythropoietin in patients with HIV infection.

Sullivan PS, Hanson DL, Richardson JT, Brooks JT
Open AIDS J 2011;5:113-118.
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Review by : L. T. Goodnough
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The authors analyze trends in utilization of rHuEPO therapy in patients with HIV infection. Two databases underwent analysis and the authors report that significant numbers, ranging from 18% to 56% of outpatients with HIV infection, are maintained at Hb targets ≥12 g/dL. The authors propose that Hgb level treatment goals be reassessed in light of recent FDA modifications in use of rHuEPO therapy.

– Lawrence Tim Goodnough