A Personalised Mathematical Model for Anaemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease – Dr Doris H. Fuertinger, Fresenius Medical Care
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Prediction of haemoglobin levels in individual hemodialysis patients by means of a mathematical model of erythropoesis’, from the open access journal PLOS ONE: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195918
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Individuals with chronic kidney disease commonly also suffer from renal anaemia. Renal anaemia, a condition in which individuals lack enough red blood cells to adequately supply oxygen to the tissue, can have many underlying causes. Treatment is based on hormones that stimulate the production of red blood cells but this has varying outcomes and it is difficult to estimate the effects treatment will have on a specific patient. Dr Doris H. Fuertinger at Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland is using a mathematical model to predict the causes of renal anaemia and to guide treatment for individual patients.
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