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Erythropoietin not recommended for most critically ill patients

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7619.537 (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:537

Intensivists should not prescribe erythropoietin to critically ill patients unless they are part of a clinical trial says an editorial (p 1037), after a large randomised trial reported that weekly treatments made no difference to patients' transfusion requirements but increased their risk of thrombotic …

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