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BACKGROUND Although it effectively suppresses parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion, vitamin D [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)] therapy often causes tissue calcification over the long term. In patients on chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is associated with endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetes patients, but the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation remains controversial. We assessed whether(More)
The increased deposition of iron in the kidneys that occurs with glomerulopathy hinders the functional and structural recovery of the tubules and promotes progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD).(More)