A pilot study of active vitamin D administration and insulin resistance in African American patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis.

@article{Hung2013APS,
  title={A pilot study of active vitamin D administration and insulin resistance in African American patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis.},
  author={Adriana M Hung and Mary B. Sundell and Natalia E Plotnikova and Aihua Bian and Ayumi Shintani and Charles D. Ellis and Edward D. Siew and T. Alp Ikizler},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={185-93}
}
OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance (IR) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk in multiple patient populations, including those undergoing chronic hemodialysis (CHD). Active vitamin D deficiency has been proposed to play a role in the extent of IR observed in patients with CHD. We postulated that administration of paracalcitol, an active vitamin D medication, influences IR in patients with CHD. DESIGN AND METHODS This was a pilot randomized controlled trial. Ten prevalent CHD patients… CONTINUE READING