Maintenance treatment of renal anaemia in haemodialysis patients with methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta versus darbepoetin alfa administered monthly: a randomized comparative trial

Fernando Carrera, Charmaine E Lok, Angel de Francisco, Francesco Locatelli, Johannes F E Mann, Bernard Canaud, Peter G Kerr, Iain C Macdougall, Anatole Besarab, Giuseppe Villa, Isabelle Kazes, Bruno Van Vlem, Shivinder Jolly, Ulrich Beyer, Frank C Dougherty, PATRONUS Investigators, Alexander Maxwell

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Abstract

Several studies with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents claim that maintenance therapy of renal anaemia may be possible at extended dosing intervals; however, few studies were randomized, results varied, and comparisons between agents were absent. We report results of a multi-national, randomized, prospective trial comparing haemoglobin maintenance with methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta and darbepoetin alfa administered once monthly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4009-17
Number of pages9
JournalNephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Bibliographical note

PATRONUS study investigator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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