Exercise tolerance after anaemia correction with recombinant human erythropoietin in end-stage renal disease

Eugenio Baraldi, Giovanni Montini, Stefania Zanconato, Graziella Zacchello, Franco Zacchello

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of correction of chronic anaemia on the physical performance and the cardiovascular response to effort in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) maintained by haemodialysis. Seven patients (mean age 13.9 years) underwent triangular-type treadmill exercise testing before [haemoglobin (Hb) 6.3±0.9 g/dl] and after (Hb 11.2±1.2 g/dl) anaemia correction with recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). After treatment, the work-load reached, the peak oxygen uptake and average ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT) values were significantly increased (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-626
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1990

Keywords

  • Anaemia
  • Exercise testing
  • Haemodialysis
  • Recombinant human erythropoietin
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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