Jill S Lindberg

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Management of secondary hyperparathyroidism is challenging with traditional therapy. The calcimimetic cinacalcet HCl acts on the calcium-sensing receptor to increase its sensitivity to calcium, thereby reducing parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. This phase 3, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study evaluated the efficacy and safety(More)
Recent reports suggest adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients is common. We found only one case of de novo adrenal insufficiency using admission ACTH injection in 70 selected intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Random serum cortisol levels correlated positively with illness severity in ICU patients using proven methods for assessing illness(More)
BACKGROUND A need exists for a therapy that lowers parathyroid hormone (PTH) without increasing calcium x phosphorus in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. The calcimimetic AMG 073 increases the sensitivity of the parathyroid calcium-sensing receptor to extracellular calcium, thereby reducing PTH secretion. Consequently, AMG 073 may provide a novel(More)
BACKGROUND Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp; Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA) is a new erythropoiesis-stimulating protein with a threefold longer terminal half-life than recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study is to determine whether darbepoetin alfa is as(More)
Paricalcitol (19-nor-1alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin D2), a new vitamin D analog developed for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism, was evaluated in three double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-escalating, randomized multicenter trials. A total of 78 patients (40 Paricalcitol injection, 38 placebo) achieved treatment phase eligibility, which included(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although uremic pruritus (UP) is a highly prevalent complication of chronic kidney disease, it remains poorly characterized. There have been no longitudinal studies of natural history, and no health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) instruments have been developed for UP. The objectives of this study were to describe the natural(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Darbepoetin alfa is an erythropoiesis-stimulating protein that works via the same mechanism and has a threefold longer serum half-life than recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). The objective of this study was to evaluate extending the dosing interval of darbepoetin alfa to once every other week administration for the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Calcitriol lowers parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4, but its use is limited by a low therapeutic index and concerns regarding hypercalcemia and acceleration of kidney disease. We evaluated doxercalciferol (1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D2) as an alternative therapy in a randomized,(More)
Although black patients without end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a greater bone mineral density (BMD) than whites, the impact of race on BMD among patients with ESRD who are likely to have varying degrees of renal osteodystrophy is not known. We undertook a cohort study of 106 hemodialysis patients comparing BMD and bone loss between black and white(More)
This study compared magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate with respect to in vitro solubility and in vivo gastrointestinal absorbability. The solubility of 25 mmol magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide was examined in vitro in solutions containing varying amounts of hydrochloric acid (0-24.2 mEq) in 300 ml distilled water intended to mimic achlorhydric to(More)