Clinical use of erythropoietin.

D. H. Henry, J. L. Spivak

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Recombinant human erythropoietin has been available for clinical use since 1985. It was an immediate success in treating the anemia of chronic renal failure and has also enjoyed some objective success in the treatment of other anemias in either a therapeutic or prophylactic setting, but the issues of appropriate patient selection and cost-benefit ratios are still unresolved. This review discusses the most recent literature concerning the use of recombinant human erythropoietin for the anemia associated with cancer, HIV infection, myelodysplasia, prematurity, autologous blood transfusion, bone marrow transplantation, and chronic renal failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in hematology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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