The influence of dialysate calcium concentration on the PTH level in children undergoing CAPD.

In 12 children aged four-and-a-half to 18 years (mean 11 +/- 4.2) undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), ionized calcium (iCa) levels, and calcium mass transfer (CaMT) were measured on three consecutive days: day 1, after a four-hour interval between dialyses; on day 2, after four hours dwell… CONTINUE READING