Parathyroid hormone independently predicts fracture, vascular events, and death in patients with stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease.


Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Mailbox 4124, Medical Foundation Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705-2281, USA. [Email]


Doctors do not know whether treatment of high parathyroid hormone levels is linked to better outcomes in their patients with kidney disease. In this study, lower parathyroid hormone levels at baseline were linked to lower risk of fracture, vascular events, and death in people with kidney disease.


Chronic kidney disease,Fractures,Mortality,Secondary hyperparathyroidism,Vascular events,

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