The treatment of renal osteodystrophy with 1-alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol

Renal osteodystrophy, a frequent finding in patients with chronic renal failure, may be improved by large doses of vitamin D3 (Stanbury, 1957; Dent et al., 1961). Similarly dihydrotachysterol has also been shown to produce an improvement with a shorter duration of action (Liu and Chu, 1943; Kaye and Sager, 1972). Recently it has been shown that synthesized… (More)