Published in MD Week, May 4th, 2007
Anemia, a common complication of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), occurs when there are too few red blood cells or the red blood cells are deficient in hemoglobin. The drug epoetin can be administered to increase red blood cell count to an appropriate range, and this is measured by hematocrit levels (the percentage of blood that is comprised of red blood cells).
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