Trial results do not support use of vitamin D receptor activators to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with end-stage renal disease and low intact parathyroid hormone levels.
Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.
Analyses demonstrated that an ABI of 1.79 correlated with radiographic evidence of calcified vessels.
In a study, patients receiving cinacalcet under supervision 3 times per week after dialysis rather than after daily self-administration showed improvement in their parathyroid hormone levels.
In a study, patients with uncontrolled SHPT were switched from oral cinacalcet to intravenous etelcalcetide.
Loss of renal function may not be the sole factor in SHPT development, according to new study findings.
According to a study, black youth on dialysis have higher parathyroid hormone levels than white youth.
In a case series of 10 pediatric patients, goal iPTH was attained over a median 6 months.
Despite promising early research, the vitamin C did not improve mineral abnormalities over the long term.
In a study, patients with hypercalcemia had the highest risk for premature death.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism in postmenopausal women with vitamin D insufficiency is associated with lower weight-adjusted bone mineral density in the lumbar spine.
In a small study, total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation improved bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip in ESRD patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Researchers examined the effects of the end of public funding for the medication in Australia.
Obese or overweight individuals have significantly lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D than normal-weight individuals at any level of kidney function, a study found.
Surgical procedure can correct calcium and phosphorus abnormalities and improve coronary artery calcification, study finds.
Protein-energy wasting is characterized by undernutrition unrelieved by nutritional therapy and increased fat and protein catabolism.
Serum parathyroid hormone levels significantly increased from 42.2 to 114.8 pmol/L over 12 months in patients who halted the calcimimetic drug.
Pre-operative parathyroid hormone and calcium levels and pruritus are significantly associated with development of severe hypocalemia.
Anemia control may be one more reason to treat elevated parathyroid hormone levels.
Predictors of hungry bone syndrome after parathyroidectomy include lower pre- and post-op calcium levels, according to a new study.
Control of parathyroid hormone did not differ markedly at 48 and 72 hours after in-center HD compared with 24 hours after daily oral administration of 30 mg cinacalcet.
Levels of the bone turnover markers CTX and P1NP declined over approximately 6 months of treatment patients with CKD and secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Researchers found no significant difference between ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol in maintaining levels of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and calcium.
The authors of a new review suggest more dialysis patients could benefit from parathyroidectomy.
In a study, intact parathyroid hormone levels fell by nearly 10% over 6 months in hemodialysis patients who received intensive treatment for hyperphosphatemia.
Panel focuses on diagnosing and testing of CKD-MBD and treatment of the CKD-MBD that emphasizes decreasing phosphate, maintaining calcium, and addressing elevated PTH in adults with CKD stage G3a to G5.
Abnormal calcium-phosphate metabolism appears to be an important pathogenic factor in the development of vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease.
In patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, lupus anticoagulant and combined thrombophilia occur more frequently in those with versus without calciphylaxis, case-control study shows.
iPTH significantly correlated with measures of diastolic dysfunction in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease.
Patients with high alkaline phosphatase prior to PTx should be treated aggressively after surgery to prevent postoperative hypocalcemia, researchers conclude.
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