Prevalence and severity of disordered mineral metabolism in Blacks with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Gutierrez2008PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and severity of disordered mineral metabolism in Blacks with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Omar Gutierrez and Tamara Isakova and Dennis L. Andress and Adeera Levin and Myles Wolf},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2008},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={956-62}
}
Disorders of mineral metabolism develop early in chronic kidney disease, but it appears that Blacks with stage-5 disease have more severe secondary hyperparathyroidism than other races. We measured levels of parathyroid hormone, calcium, phosphorus, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) in 227 Black and 1633 non-Black participants in… CONTINUE READING