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Is high-dose cholecalciferol justified in children with chronic kidney disease who failed low-dose maintenance therapy?
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PMID:  23338053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effect of single, high-dose intramuscular cholecalciferol on vitamin D3 and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Between January 2012 and June 2012, we conducted a prospective, uncontrolled study at the Pediatric Nephrology Unit of King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, to investigate the effect of single, high-dose intramuscular vitamin D3 on 25(OH)D3 and iPTH levels in vitamin D insufficient/deficient children with CKD. Serum vitamin D3, iPTH, calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and creatinine levels were measured before intramuscular vitamin D3 (300,000 IU) administration, and these were subsequently repeated at 1 and 3 months after treatment. Statistical analysis was performed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). RESULTS: Nineteen children fulfilled the criteria. At 3 months after treatment, vitamin D3 levels were significantly higher than at baseline (p < 0.001) but lower than the levels at 1 month. iPTH levels decreased significantly at 3 months (p = 0.01); however, the drop in iPTH levels was not significant at 1 month (p = 0.447). There were no changes in calcium, phosphate, ALP, or creatinine levels after treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Single-dose intramuscular vitamin D3 (300,000 IU) resulted in significant improvement of vitamin D3 and iPTH levels in children with CKD.
Jameela Abdulaziz Kari; Osama T Baghdadi; Sherif El-Desoky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80215, Jeddah, 21589, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
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