Effects of sevelamer and calcium on coronary artery calcification in patients new to hemodialysis.

@article{Block2005EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sevelamer and calcium on coronary artery calcification in patients new to hemodialysis.},
  author={Geoffrey A. Block and David M. Spiegel and James Ehrlich and Ravindra Mehta and Jill Lindbergh and Albert W Dreisbach and Paolo M Raggi},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={1815-24}
}
BACKGROUND Hemodialysis patients are at increased risk for progressive coronary artery calcification; however, the development and progression of this disease process in patients new to hemodialysis is unknown. METHOD One hundred and twenty-nine patients new to hemodialysis were randomized to receive calcium containing phosphate binders or the noncalcium phosphate binder sevelamer hydrochloride. Subjects underwent electron beam computed tomography scanning (EBCT) at entry into the study and… CONTINUE READING
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