Long term therapy with 1,25(OH)2D3 in dialysis bone disease.

Five patients with haemodialysis bone disease were treated with 1 to 1.5 mug of 1,25 (OH)2D3 daily for periods ranging from 6 -8 months. There was a significant improvement in calcium absorption but no troublesome hypercalcaemia was encountered. Secondary hyperparathyroidism improved, both histologically and radiologically, and there was a fall in serum PTH… CONTINUE READING