Improved patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease: optimizing vitamin D therapy.

Abstract

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is an early complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vitamin D deficiency and reduced synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) early in the progression of CKD leads to abnormal mineral metabolism. Vitamin D deficiency leads to increased parathyroid hormone and remodeling of bone that releases calcium and… (More)

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@article{Gesek2008ImprovedPO, title={Improved patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease: optimizing vitamin D therapy.}, author={Frank A. Gesek and Jennifer S Desmond}, journal={Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association}, year={2008}, volume={35 2 Suppl}, pages={5S-22S; quiz 23S} }