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March 26, 2003

Erythropoietin and Transfusions Among Critically Ill PatientsErythropoietin and Transfusions Among Critically Ill Patients

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(12):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1511-a

To the Editor: I have several concerns about the study by Dr Corwin and colleagues.1 First, the study includes a relatively select sample of patients. Many patients were posttraumatic, and management of their anemia may be quite different from the management of other types of critically ill patients. For instance, the authors excluded patients with renal failure who were receiving dialysis.

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