Vitamin D receptor activation and survival in chronic kidney disease.

@article{Kovesdy2008VitaminDR,
  title={Vitamin D receptor activation and survival in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Csaba Pal Kovesdy and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2008},
  volume={73 12},
  pages={1355-63}
}
Replacement of activated vitamin D has been the cornerstone of therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). Recent findings from several large observational studies have suggested that the benefits of vitamin D receptor activators (VDRA) may extend beyond the traditional parathyroid hormone (PTH)-lowering effect, and could result in direct cardiovascular and metabolic benefits. The advent of several new analogs of the activated vitamin D molecule has widened our therapeutic armamentarium… CONTINUE READING

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