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Background. Indoxyl sulfate (IS) suppresses erythropoietin (EPO) activity and exerts renal damage. The oral adsorbent AST-120 reduces IS load and has antioxidant and renoprotective properties; however, its roles in the treatment of anemia remain unclear in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Methods. Fifty-one Stage 5 predialysis CKD patients with hemoglobin

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1727
Number of pages9
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


  • Anemia
  • Carbonaceous adsorbents
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Uremic toxins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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