Survival in end stage renal disease: calcium carbonate vs. sevelamer.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is concern regarding long-term excess calcium intake in end-stage renal disease populations. Because calcium carbonate is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, few studies have been able to track its use. The Veterans Health Administration (VA) tracks national pharmacy data for both OTC and prescription drugs. We thus compared… (More)

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