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Association between serum alkaline phosphatase and primary resistance to erythropoiesis stimulating agents in chronic kidney disease: a secondary analysis of the HERO trial.

Sunil V Badve, Lei Zhang, Jeff S Coombes, Elaine M Pascoe, Alan Cass, Philip Clarke, Paolo Ferrari, Stephen P McDonald, Alicia T Morrish, Eugenie Pedagogos, Vlado Perkovic, Donna Reidlinger, Anish Scaria, Rowan Walker, Liza A Vergara, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson, undefined HERO Study Collaborative Group

Can J Kidney Health Dis | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA)-resistant anemia is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the determinants of severity of ESA resistance in patients with CKD and primary ESA-resistance. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial (the Handling Erythropoietin Resistance with Oxpentifylline, HERO). SETTING AND PATIENTS: 53 adult patients with CKD stage 4 or 5 and primary ESA-resistant anemia (hemoglobin ≤120 g/L, ESA resistance index [ERI] ≥1.0 IU/kg/week/gHb for erythropoietin or ≥0.005 μg/kg/week/gHb for darbepoeitin, no cause for ESA-resistance identified). MEASUREMENTS: Iron studies, parathyroid hormone, albumin, liver enzymes, p..

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