Hemodialysis Studies

Multicenter Cooperative Trials in Hemodialysis Patients

David S. Goldfarb, MD

Members of the Division are involved in the planning and participation in several multicenter cooperative trials in hemodialysis patients. Studies include:

  1. the use of high dose folic acid supplementation for treatment of hyperhomocystinemia in dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients (VA Cooperative Study #453)
  2. determination of the optimal hemoglobin for patients with diabetic nephropathy
  3. use of erythropoiesis-stimulating proteins in renal failure