Vitamin D

Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

Daily Vitamin D Does Not Improve or Prevent Anemia

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In a randomized study of patients with heart failure, including some with concurrent chronic kidney disease, patients who received vitamin D supplements or placebo had similar changes in hemoglobin levels over 36 months.

Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

Low Vitamin D, High PTH Up Mortality Risk in Early CKD

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The risk for premature death increased by 62% and 42% for stage 3 CKD patients with vitamin D deficiency and elevated parathyroid hormone levels, respectively.

Efficacy of Paricalcitol vs Other VDRAs Unclear

Efficacy of Paricalcitol vs Other VDRAs Unclear

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Meta-analysis shows comparable efficacy in lowering iPTH, but analyses of patient-centered outcomes such as mortality and cardiovascular death were not possible.

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Blood Pressure

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As 25(OH)D levels increased, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly, even after accounting for calcium intake.

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