Effect of cinacalcet on bone mineral density of the radius in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Ishimura2011EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cinacalcet on bone mineral density of the radius in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Eiji Ishimura and Senji Okuno and Naoki Tsuboniwa and Mitsuru Ichii and K Yamakawa and Tomoyuki Yamakawa and Sunao Shoji and Yoshiki Nishizawa and M Inaba},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={
          259-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Cinacalcet, an allosteric modulator of the calcium sensing receptor, effectively reduces serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. It is not well known whether bone mineral density (BMD) of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism is altered after cinacalcet treatment. METHODS The BMD in the distal 1/3 of the radius and in the ultradistal radius, which are enriched with cortical and cancellous bone, respectively, was… CONTINUE READING