Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and bone turnover in African American hemodialysis patients.

INTRODUCTION Noninvasive measures of bone activity include intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BSAP). Whether BSAP measurement alone or in combination with other biochemical data provides more reliable information about bone turnover than iPTH alone in African Americans on hemodialysis is unknown. METHODS This cross… CONTINUE READING