Anna Friggi

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BACKGROUND In hemodialysis (HD) patients, secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPTH) is a severe common disease. Calcitriol administration has been demonstrated as an effective therapy. In this prospective study, our aim was to determine the necessary calcitriol dose required to control severe HPTH preventing hypercalcemia or hyperphosphatemia and avoiding(More)
Clinical usefulness of calcium acetate (CAA) as phosphorus binder was assessed in 19 stable hemodialysis patients with persistent hyperphosphatemia. All were dialysed thrice weekly with a constant dialytic schedule and a dialysate calcium of 3.5 mEq/l. One month prior the study beginning all patients stopped assumption of Ca and vitamin D supplements. In(More)
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