The Effect of Short-Term Vitamin D Supplementation on Calcium Status in Vitamin D Insufficient Renal Transplant Recipients at Risk of Hypercalcaemia

Lynch Cronin, Irene, Byrne, Fiona, Doyle, Ross, Fraser, William, Chipchase, Allison and Eustace, Joseph (2019) The Effect of Short-Term Vitamin D Supplementation on Calcium Status in Vitamin D Insufficient Renal Transplant Recipients at Risk of Hypercalcaemia. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 29 (3). pp. 181-187. ISSN 1532-8503

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Abstract

Vitamin D insufficiency is highly prevalent amongst renal transplant recipients and in observational studies is associated with adverse outcomes. Hypercalcaemia, usually due to persistent hyperparathyroidism, also commonly occurs in this population and often coexists with vitamin D insufficiency. However, concern that vitamin D supplementation might exacerbate the pre-existing hypercalcaemia often leads clinicians to avoid vitamin D supplementation in such patients. This feasibility study aimed to quantify the effect on serum calcium of short-term low- dose cholecalciferol supplementation in a group of renal transplant recipients with a recent history of serum calcium levels >10 mg/dL.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69855
DOI: 10.1053/j.jrn.2018.11.012

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