The Pathophysiology of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and the Consequences of Uncontrolled Mineral Metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease: The Role of COSMOS


The development of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication of chronic kidney disease. SHPT develops as a consequence of mineral metabolism disturbances and is characterized by elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) and parathyroid hyperplasia. Evidence suggests that SHPT contributes to the development of vascular calcification and… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ndtplus/sfm037


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