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BACKGROUND To identify differences between the effects of calcitriol and the calcitriol analogue, maxacalcitol, on parathyroid hormone (PTH) and bone metabolisms, we conducted a randomized prospective multicentre study on patients on chronic haemodialysis. METHODS We randomly assigned 91 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism [intact PTH (iPTH) > or(More)
Aims: To assess the effects of erythropoietin(EPO) on bone metabolism in patients receivingchronic hemodialysis (HD).Methods: Forty one patients were divided intotwo groups whether they required theadministration of EPO to treat renal anemia ornot. Serial measurements of predialysis bloodsamples and bone mineral density were performedprospectively over a(More)
OBJECTIVE Homocysteine is one of the cardiovascular risk factors in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Studies were performed to assess the effects of folic acid on pulse wave velocity (PWV) in HD patients. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) was measured in 49 patients on maintenance HD. Ten HD patients younger than 45 years old(More)
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