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      Effects of Vitamin D Metabolites and Analogues on Renal Function

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          The long-term effects of vitamin D analogues and metabolites on renal function were assessed in 24 patients with and without chronic renal failure. Treatment for periods of 5–45 months did not adversely affect renal function in 10 of 11 patients with stable renal function, although transient hypercalcaemia did cause transient rises in plasma creatinine. Of 13 patients with progressive renal failure before treatment, vitamin D-like compounds or the vehicle used for their administration may have accelerated renal failure in 3 patients independently of changes in plasma calcium or phosphate. Particular difficulties in assessing the effects of vitamin D-like compounds in progressive renal disease are discussed.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1981
          1981
          02 December 2008
          : 28
          : 1
          : 17-25
          Affiliations
          aRenal Units, East Birmingham Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, England; bRenal Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England; cDepartment of Human Metabolism, University of Sheffield, England
          Article
          182088 Nephron 1981;28:17–25
          10.1159/000182088
          6894966
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 9
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Renal function, Vitamin D analogues and metabolites

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