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Hypovitaminosis D Is Associated with Systemic Inflammation and Concentric Myocardial Geometric Pattern in Hemodialysis Patients with Low iPTH Levels.
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PMID:  21325871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Vitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency is a cardiovascular risk factor in the hemodialysis (HD) population. The aim of this study was to identify hypovitaminosis D in HD patients without signs of hyperparathyroidism and to analyze its association to inflammation and echocardiographic alterations. Methods: Patients on HD with iPTH <300 pg/ml not receiving vitamin D therapy were recruited. Hypovitaminosis D was defined as 25(OH)D <30 ng/ml. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and serum albumin were used as inflammation markers. Echocardiograms were performed in an interdialytic mid-week day. Results: Sixty-one patients (mean age of 56 ± 15 years, 52% males, 93% Caucasians, 31% diabetic) were included, and 75% presented hypovitaminosis D. Inflammation was more prevalent among those with hypovitaminosis D, and these patients presented higher relative wall thickness (0.48 ± 0.11 vs. 0.42 ± 0.10 mm; p = 0.05) and lower left ventricular diastolic (49.8 ± 6.2 vs. 54.7 ± 5.8 mm; p = 0.013) and systolic (31.9 ± 5.7 vs. 36.8 ± 7.2 mm; p = 0.012) diameters. Conclusions: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with inflammation and concentric geometric pattern of the left ventricle, even in the absence of high iPTH levels. Vitamin D repletion (aiming to reduce cardiovascular complications) should also be considered in HD patients with normal or low iPTH levels.
Sérgio Bucharles; Silvio H Barberato; Andrea E Stinghen; Betina Gruber; Henrique Meister; Andrieli Mehl; Luciana Piekala; Ana C Dambiski; Admar Souza; Márcia Olandoski; Roberto Pecoits-Filho
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron. Clinical practice     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1660-2110     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159763     Medline TA:  Nephron Clin Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  c384-c391     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Center for Health and Biological Sciences, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
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