"Epoetin Alfa" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A recombinant glycosylated form of erythropoietin which stimulates the differentiation and proliferation of erythroid precursors. It is used for the treatment of ANEMIA associated with CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE in dialysis and predialysis patients.
- Epoetin Alfa
- Alfa, Epoetin
- Recombinant 1-165 Erythropoietin, Glycoform Alpha
- Recombinant 1 165 Erythropoietin, Glycoform Alpha
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Epoetin Alfa" by people in Profiles.
Handelman GJ, Levin NW. Iron and anemia in human biology: a review of mechanisms. Heart Fail Rev. 2008 Dec; 13(4):393-404.
Corwin HL, Gettinger A, Fabian TC, May A, Pearl RG, Heard S, An R, Bowers PJ, Burton P, Klausner MA, Corwin MJ. Efficacy and safety of epoetin alfa in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med. 2007 Sep 06; 357(10):965-76.
Mohyeldin A, Dalgard CL, Lu H, Mcfate T, Tait AS, Patel VC, Wong K, Rushing E, Roy S, Acs G, Verma A. Survival and invasiveness of astrocytomas promoted by erythropoietin. J Neurosurg. 2007 Feb; 106(2):338-50.