Cholecalciferol supplementation in chronic kidney disease: restoration of vitamin D status and impact on parathyroid hormone.

@article{GarciaLopes2012CholecalciferolSI,
  title={Cholecalciferol supplementation in chronic kidney disease: restoration of vitamin D status and impact on parathyroid hormone.},
  author={Miriam Ghedini Garcia-Lopes and Roberta Pillar and Maria Ayako Kamimura and Lillian Andrade da Rocha and Maria Eug{\^e}nia F Canziani and Alu{\'i}zio Barbosa de Carvalho and Lilian Cuppari},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={74-82}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hypovitaminosis D is highly prevalent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been associated with poor outcome. We aimed to test the effect of a protocol of cholecalciferol supplementation on the restoration of vitamin D status and on parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with CKD. METHODS This was a prospective… CONTINUE READING