The influence of vitamin E supplementation on erythropoietin responsiveness in chronic hemodialysis patients with low levels of erythrocyte superoxide dismutase

International Urology and Nephrology, 04/23/2012

The authors conclude that lower values of superoxide dismutase correlate with lower hemoglobin, higher recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) dose and poor response to rHuEPO in chronic hemodialysis patients. Vitamin E supplementation significantly improves rHuEPO responsiveness, increases hemoglobin level, and decreases rHuEPO dose.

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