Association of oral calcitriol with improved survival in nondialyzed CKD.

@article{Shoben2008AssociationOO,
  title={Association of oral calcitriol with improved survival in nondialyzed CKD.},
  author={Abigail B. Shoben and K D Rudser and Ian H de Boer and Bessie Ann Young and Bryan R Kestenbaum},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={1613-9}
}
Parenteral vitamin D is associated with improved survival among long-term hemodialysis patients. Among nondialyzed patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), oral activated vitamin D reduces parathyroid hormone levels, but the impact on clinical outcomes is unknown. We evaluated associations of oral calcitriol use with mortality and dialysis dependence in 1418 nondialysis patients with CKD and hyperparathyroidism in the Veterans' Affairs Consumer Health Information and Performance Sets… CONTINUE READING