“Anemia management is multi-faceted and given the interdependence of irons and ESAs in red blood cell production, it’s important to evaluate utilization of these agents in dialysis patients who are being treated for the condition,” said Robert Provenzano, MD, Chair, Division of Nephrology, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, and presenter of these EMERALD analyses. “The observations of these post-hoc analyses from the EMERALD studies may warrant further scientific evaluation.”According to the OMONTYS prescribing information, healthcare professionals should correct or exclude other causes of anemia, including iron deficiency, before initiating treatment. The majority of patients with CKD will require supplemental iron during the course of ESA therapy. Evaluate transferrin saturation and serum ferritin prior to and during treatment, and administer supplemental iron when serum ferritin is less than 100 mcg/L or when serum ferritin saturation is less than 20%. For lack or loss of response to OMONTYS, initiate a search for causative factors, including iron deficiency. Please see full prescribing information, available at www.omontys.com.
Affymax And Takeda Announce Analyses From OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection Phase 3 Dialysis Studies Presented At 2012 American Society Of Nephrology Meeting
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