TITLE

2008 - Review: Epoetin and darbepoetin reduce need for blood transfusions but increase risk for thrombosis in patients with cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Steensma, David P.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses whether epoetin and darbepoetin are effective and safe for management of anemia in patients with cancer. Research evaluated erythropoietin analogues (EAs)--epoetin (alfa or beta) or darbepoetin alfa. Outcomes included blood transfusion, survival, and thrombosis. Meta-analyses showed that epoetin and darbepoetin groups had fewer transfusions than controls but more thrombotic events.
ACCESSION #
33767700

 

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