Iara K Da Silva

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Cardiovascular (CV) calcification is a highly prevalent condition at all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is directly associated with increased CV and global morbidity and mortality. In the first part of this review, we have shown that CV calcifications represent an important part of the CKD-MBD complex and are a superior predictor of clinical(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications have become a major healthcare problem, both due to the resources that are required in the final stages of the disease and to secondary complications. As such, its early diagnosis is considered to be very important nowadays. The recently published 2013 KDIGO guidelines base the definition and classification(More)
Teriparatide (Forsteo) is a recombinant drug of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) family (it is the N-terminal sequence of 34 amino acids of the endogenous human PTH) that promotes bone formation through its direct effect on osteoblasts, indirectly increasing calcium resorption by the tubules as well as phosphate excretion by the kidneys. Its main indication is(More)
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