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Oral paricalcitol versus oral calcitriol in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism

Clinical and Experimental Nephrology, 08/06/2013


Jamaluddin EJ et al. – The primary objective was to evaluate the efficacy of oral paricalcitol versus oral calcitriol on serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and mineral bone parameters in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients with SHPT. The secondary objective was to analyze highly sensitive C–reactive protein (hsCRP) and peritoneal membrane function in both groups. Both oral paricalcitol and calcitriol were equally efficacious in reducing serum iPTH but were associated with significantly higher serum calcium. Serum Ca × P product increased in the paricalcitol group and decreased in the calcitriol group. Serum hsCRP level and PFT were not affected by either treatment. A larger randomized controlled trial is indicated to confirm these initial findings.

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