Cinacalcet in the treatment of persistent hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplantation.

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BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism persists in 30 - 50% of patients after a successful kidney transplant and it is the most frequent cause of hypercalcemia after transplant, contributing to graft loss and mortality. Several medical therapies have been studied for the treatment of this condition without clear benefit. Recently, interest has grown in… (More)

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