0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Oral Calcium Effectively Reduces Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          The objective of this study was to elucidate the effect of oral calcium supplement upon the severity of secondary hyperparathyroidism and hyperphosphatemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Twenty-three accepted to participate and were randomly allocated to receive in a double-blind manner either 2 g elemental calcium per day (n = 12) or placebo (n = 11) for 6 months. Three patients dropped out leaving 10 patients in each group. In the calcium group serum ionized calcium increased significantly during the 1st month from 1.15 ± 0.02 to 1.29 ± 0.04 mmol/l (mean ± SE) and was then stabilized at an average of 1.26 ± 0.02 mmol/l for the remaining 5 months. Serum intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) decreased in average by 54% within the 1st month and remained at that level for the following months. Hyperphosphatemia remained stable throughout. On the contrary, in the placebo group, serum concentrations of ionized calcium and intact PTH remained unchanged, while serum phosphate increased significantly. The present study demonstrates that oral calcium reduces secondary hyperparathyroidism and prevents the progression of hyperphosphatemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1993
          1993
          12 December 2008
          : 65
          : 3
          : 369-374
          Affiliations
          Mineral Metabolic Research Group, aDivision of Endocrinology Department of Internal Medicine, and bDepartment of Nephrology, Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
          Article
          187515 Nephron 1993;65:369–374
          10.1159/000187515
          8289986
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Kidney disease, Calcium, Chronic

          Comments

          Comment on this article