Ergocalciferol versus Cholecalciferol for Nutritional Vitamin D Replacement in CKD.

  title={Ergocalciferol versus Cholecalciferol for Nutritional Vitamin D Replacement in CKD.},
  author={Roberto Mangoo-Karim and Juliana Da Silva Abreu and George P. Yanev and Ninfa N Perez and Jason R. Stubbs and James B Wetmore},
  volume={130 2},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Is cholecalciferol (D3) superior to ergocalciferol (D2) in treating nutritional vitamin D deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD)? The answer to this question has not been fully explored. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 57 patients with non-dialysis-requiring CKD was conducted to assess the relative effectiveness of D2 versus D3 replacement on circulating 25(OH)D levels. Levels of 25(OH) D were assessed at baseline, after attempted repletion with D2, and then after… CONTINUE READING
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