Effects of long-term erythropoietin therapy on the hypothalamopituitary-testicular axis in male CAPD patients


Tokgoz B. , Utaş C. , Dogukan A. , Guven M. , Taskapan H. , Oymak O. , ...More

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, vol.21, no.5, pp.448-454, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-454

Abstract

Objective: Gonadal dysfunction has been recognized for a long time in uremic male patients. The present study assesses the hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular axis and growth hormone status in male continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, before and after recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy.