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      Effects of Clodronate in Severe Hyperparathyroid Bone Disease in Chronic Renal Failure

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          We have examined the effects of the diphosphonate, clodronate, in 9 haemodialysis patients with severe hyperparathyroid bone disease. Clodronate (300–600 mg infused after dialysis on 5 consecutive occasions) significantly decreased mean serum calcium, phosphate and hydroxyproline. This was associated with an increase in serum immunoassayable parathyroid hormone and activity of alkaline phosphatase. These changes reversed 2–4 weeks after stopping treatment but were sustained when treatment with oral clodronate (1.6 g daily) was supplemented for 2 weeks. Our findings suggest that intravenous clodronate is capable of inhibiting osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in chronic renal failure. The therapeutic potential of clodronate alone or with vitamin D derivatives merits further evaluation, particularly in patients with severe hyperparathyroidism, when the use of D metabolites alone is precluded by the presence of hypercalcaemia.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 56
          : 1
          : 6-12
          Affiliations
          Departments of aHuman Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry, and bNephrology and Transplantation, University of Sheffield, UK
          Article
          186092 Nephron 1990;56:6–12
          10.1159/000186092
          2146521
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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