The relationship between depressive symptoms and erythropoietin resistance in stable hemodialysis patients with adequate iron stores


Afsar B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, vol.36, no.5, pp.314-319, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/ijao.5000184
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-319

Abstract

Introduction: Resistance to erythropoietin (EPO) treatment has been associated with inflammation and malnutrition in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Depression has also been associated with both inflammation and malnutrition; however, the specific relationship between depressive symptoms and EPO resistance is not known. In the current study, the relationship between depressive symptoms and EPO resistance as evaluated by erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) hyporesponsiveness index (EHRI) was analyzed.