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      Studies in a Hemodialysis Patient Indicating that Calcitriol May Have a Direct Suppressive Effect on Bone

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          Calcitriol putatively suppresses bone activity by decreasing parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Results of studies in a 52-year-old female maintenance hemodialysis patient suggest that calcitriol may also have a direct suppressive effect on bone. The PTH-calcium relationship was evaluated through the use of low (1 mEq/1) and high (4 mEq/1) calcium hemodialyses that were performed before the initiation of calcitriol treatment, at the end of 6 weeks of thrice-weekly intravenous calcitriol administration, and 6 weeks after the discontinuation of calcitriol. During the low-calcium dialysis, serum calcium decreased more rapidly and to a greater magnitude after calcitriol treatment despite no appreciable difference in basal and maximally stimulated PTH levels; during the high-calcium dialysis, calcitriol treatment resulted in a more rapid increase in serum calcium despite no appreciable difference in basal and maximally suppressed PTH levels. Discontinuation of calcitriol resulted in responses to the low and high calcium dialyses that were similar to those observed before calcitriol treatment. In conclusion, the results suggest that calcitriol may have a direct suppressive effect on bone that is independent of PTH.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1995
          1995
          18 December 2008
          : 71
          : 2
          : 218-223
          Affiliations
          Departments of Medicine, aWadsworth VA Medical Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif., and bUC Irvine, Calif., USA
          Article
          188716 Nephron 1995;71:218–223
          10.1159/000188716
          8569958
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Page count
          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Case Report

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Parathyroid hormone, Bone, Calcitriol

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