Sunday, January 03, 2010

Vitamin D treatment in kidney disease cuts deaths by one-fourth

An article published online in advance of the August, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ( reported that giving an oral form of activated vitamin D known as calcitriol to chronic kidney disease patients was associated with a 25 percent reduction in mortality over a 1.9 year period. Calcitriol has been previously associated with improved survival when given intravenously to kidney dialysis patients to treat hyperparathyroidism; however, its effect in nondialysis kidney disease patients was unknown. Read more...

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