A randomized comparison of every-2-week darbepoetin alfa and weekly epoetin alfa for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anemia in patients with breast, lung, or gynecologic cancer.
Schwartzberg LS, Yee LK, Senecal FM, et al.
Effect of recombinant human erythropoietin on quality of life in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: Results of a randomized, controlled trial.
Iconomou G, Koutras A, Rigopoulos A, Vagenakis AG, Kalofonos HP
J Pain Symptom Manage 2003;25(6):512-518.
Efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alfa in anaemic patients with lymphoproliferative malignancies: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Hedenus M, Adriansson M, Miguel JS, et al.
Br J Haematol 2003;122(3):394-403.
Once-weekly epoetin beta is highly effective in treating anaemic patients with lymphoproliferative malignancy and defective endogenous erythropoietin production.
Cazzola M, Beguin Y, Kloczko J, Spicka I, Coiffier B
Br J Haematol 2003;122(3):386-393.
The effects of epoetin alfa on transfusion requirements in head and neck cancer patients: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
Scott SN, Boeve TJ, McCulloch TM, Fitzpatrick KA, Karnell LH
Review by Henry DH
Transfusion in premature infants impairs production and/or release of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
The author concludes that suppression of erythro-, leuko- and thrombopoiesis within 48 hours after transfusion decreases the amount of precursor cells in the peripheral blood.... Read More
The theory and practice of bloodless surgery.
A very thorough overview of all aspects of blood-sparing methods. – V. Kretschmer
Efficacy of a low-dose intravenous iron sucrose regimen in peritoneal dialysis patients.
The authors evaluated a low dose iron substitution scheme for the effectiveness in patients with peritoneal dialysis: 50 mg iron sucrose every other week is... Read More
Iron administration and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients.
Feldman HI, Santanna J, Guo WS, et al.
J Am Soc Nephrol 2002;13(3):734-744.
Review by Gasche C
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The effect of i.v. iron alone or in combination with low- dose erythropoietin in the rapid correction of anemia of chronic renal failure in the predialysis period.
Silverberg DS, Blum M, Agbaria Z, et al.
Clin Nephrol 2001;55(3):212-219.
Considerations for optimal iron use for anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Hudson JQ, Comstock TJ
Clin Ther 2001;23(10):1637-1671.
Outcome of infants receiving in-utero transfusions for haemolytic disease.
Farrant B, Battin M, Roberts A
N Z Med J 2001;114(1139):400-403.