"The EMERALD results are important because they not only evaluated the efficacy of OMONTYS and epoetin; they also represent data from the first studies to prospectively compare the cardiovascular safety of different erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for the treatment of anemia in dialysis patients with CKD,” said Steven Fishbane, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, lead author of the NEJM publication, and principal investigator for the EMERALD studies. “The EMERALD data demonstrated that OMONTYS administered once a month has a similar efficacy and cardiovascular safety profile when compared to epoetin administered one-to-three times weekly.”About the EMERALD Studies and Cardiovascular Safety Assessment
New England Journal Of Medicine Publishes Pivotal Trial Data For OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection For Treatment Of Anemia In Adult Chronic Kidney Disease Patients On Hemodialysis
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