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
Rusu A et al. – 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.