Currently various reproductive options are available to families. The preconception options include MicroSort which is a technology that can separate sperm containing X chromosomes allowing for an increase in chances of having a female. The second reproductive option is preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which is a technique that can allow the cells of a fertilized egg to be tested to determine if it contains a change in the DMD gene and then implant those eggs which do not. The post conception options include Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis which analyze sampled cells derived from the developing fetus.
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(1) Pharmacokinetics of novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein compared with epoetin alfa in dialysis patients
(2) profile of Epoetin Alfa
(3) An overview of the efficacy and safety of novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein (NESP)
(4) The efficacy of once weekly compared with two or three times weekly subcutaneous epoetin beta: results from a randomized controlled multicentre trial. Swedish Study Group.
(5) Once weekly versus twice weekly subcutaneous administration of recombinant human erythropoietin in haemodialysis patients
(6) Darbepoetin alfa administered once monthly maintains haemoglobin levels in stable dialysis patients