Age-related decline in serum parathyroid hormone in maintenance hemodialysis patients is independent of inflammation and dietary nutrient intake.

@article{Mehrotra2004AgerelatedDI,
  title={Age-related decline in serum parathyroid hormone in maintenance hemodialysis patients is independent of inflammation and dietary nutrient intake.},
  author={Rajnish Mehrotra and Ouppatham Supasyndh and Nancy Berman and George Alan Kaysen and Laura Hurst and Michael R. Leonardi and Debesh Das and Joel David Kopple},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={134-42}
}
BACKGROUND There is a direct relationship between age and serum parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in the normal population, but several studies suggest this relationship is reversed in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. The pathophysiologic basis of this age-related decline in serum iPTH levels remains unclear, although others have proposed that it is related to low dietary phosphorus intakes. METHODS We conducted a prospective, cross-sectional evaluation of the relationship between age and… CONTINUE READING