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BACKGROUND Dietary phosphate restriction prevents renal function deterioration in animal models. This study examined whether sevelamer hydrochloride (Renagel(R); 'sevelamer' hereafter), a non-calcaemic phosphate binder could slow deterioration of renal function in rats with progressive renal insufficiency. METHODS Wistar Kyoto male rats were singly(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism characterized by hyperplasia of the parathyroid gland (PTG) is a consequence of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Dietary phosphate restriction and sevelamer hydrochloride, a calcium-free phosphate binder, suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion and PTG hyperplasia in experimental animals with CRI,(More)
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