Association between hyporesponsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and risk of brain hemorrhage in patients undergoing hemodialysis: the Q-Cohort Study

Yushi Uchida, Toshiaki Nakano, Hiromasa Kitamura, Masatomo Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Takanari Kitazono

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Background: Hyporesponsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) is associated with increased risks of all cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). However, the impact of the hematopoietic response to ESAs on the development of stroke, including brain hemorrhage and infarction, remains unclear. Methods: In total, 2886 patients undergoing maintenance HD registered in the Q-Cohort Study who were treated with ESAs were prospectively followed up for 4 years. The hematopoietic response to ESAs was evaluated by the erythropoietin resistance index (ERI), calculated by dividing the weekly dose of ESA by post-HD weight and hemoglobin (U/kg/week/g/dL). The primary outcomes were the incidences of brain hemorrhage and infarction. Patients were divided into quartiles based on their ERI at baseline (Q1, ≤ 4.1; Q2, 4.2–7.0; Q3, 7.1–11.2; and Q4, ≥ 11.3). The risks of brain hemorrhage and infarction were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models, adjusting for potential confounders. Results: During the 4 year follow-up period, 71 patients developed brain hemorrhage and 116 developed brain infarction. In the multivariable analysis, the incidence of brain hemorrhage in the highest quartile (Q4) was significantly higher than that in the lowest quartile (Q1) (hazard ratio [95% confidence interval], 2.18 [1.08–4.42]). However, the association between the ERI and the incidence of brain infarction was not significant. Conclusions: A higher ERI was associated with an increased risk of brain hemorrhage, but not brain infarction, in patients undergoing maintenance HD. A high ERI is thus an important risk factor for brain hemorrhage in these patients.

本文言語英語
ジャーナルClinical and Experimental Nephrology
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出版ステータス印刷中 - 2022
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!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生理学
  • 腎臓病学
  • 生理学(医学)

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