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Long term oral calcitriol in patients on chronic hemodialysis

Abstract:

In a retrospective study, we have assessed the efficacy of oral calcitriol on the evolution of hyperparathyroid bone disease in patients on hemodialysis. 33 patients who had received calcitriol for at least one year and up to 7 years were carefully matched with controls for gender, years on hemodialysis and severity of radiological hyperparathyroidism both at the start of haemodialysis and at the start of the study. Young patients (<20 years) were matched with each other. The dose of calci...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Eastwood, JB More by this author
MacRae, KD More by this author
Phillips, ME More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Nephrology
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
45-52
Publication date:
1995
ISSN:
1121-8428
URN:
uuid:11b5b65e-40e5-4674-9f94-0b8860e3cb71
Source identifiers:
475699
Local pid:
pubs:475699

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