Effects of cholecalciferol on functional, biochemical, vascular, and quality of life outcomes in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Hewitt2013EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of cholecalciferol on functional, biochemical, vascular, and quality of life outcomes in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Nathan A Hewitt and Alicia A O'Connor and Denise V O'Shaughnessy and Grahame J Elder},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={
          1143-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Observational studies suggest that calciferol supplementation may improve laboratory and patient-level outcomes of hemodialysis patients with reduced 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels. This randomized controlled trial examined effects of cholecalciferol supplementation in patients on hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Sixty patients with 25(OH)D levels ≤24 ng/ml (≤60 nmol/L) were randomized to receive 50,000 IU oral cholecalciferol or… CONTINUE READING
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