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- Long-term cholecalciferol supplementation in hemodialysis patients: Effects on mineral metabolism, inflammation, and cardiac parameters - Jan 2023
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Long-term cholecalciferol supplementation in hemodialysis patients: Effects on mineral metabolism, inflammation, and cardiac parameters - Jan 2023
Semin Dial . 2023 Jan;36(1):29-36. doi: 10.1111/sdi.13066 publisher rents PDF for $12
Patrícia João Matias 1 2 3 4, Ivo Laranjinha 1 2 3, Gonçalo Ávila 1 2 3, Ana Azevedo 1 2 3, Cristina Jorge 1 2 3, Carina Ferreira 1 2 3 4, Inês Aires 1 2 3 4, Tiago Amaral 1 2 3, Célia Gil 1 2 3, Aníbal Ferreira 1 2 3 4
Background: Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are frequent in chronic kidney disease and are associated with adverse outcomes. The aim of this 5-year prospective study was to evaluate the effects of cholecalciferol supplementation on mineral metabolism, inflammation and cardiac parameters in hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Methods: The study included 97 patients. Cholecalciferol was given after HD according to 25(OH)D baseline levels measured twice (end of winter and of summer). The 25(OH)D levels, circulating bone metabolism, inflammation parameters, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), pulse pressure (PP), and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were evaluated before and after supplementation.
Results: There was a significant increase in 25(OH)D levels after supplementation (p < 0.001); however, serum calcium (p = 0.02), phosphorus (p = 0.018), and iPTH (p = 0.03) were decreased. Magnesium levels increased during the study (p = 0.03). A reduction in the number of patients under active vitamin D (p < 0.001) and in the dose and number of patients treated with darbepoetin (p = 0.02) was observed. Serum albumin increased (p < 0.001), and C-reactive protein decreased (p = 0.01). BNP (p < 0.001), PP (p = 0.007), and LVMI (p = 0.02) were significantly reduced after supplementation.
Conclusions: Long-term cholecalciferol supplementation allowed correction of 25(OH)D deficiency, improved mineral metabolism with less use of active vitamin D, attenuated inflammation, reduced the dose of the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, and improved cardiac dysfunction.
Vitamin D level, pain severity and quality of life among hemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study
Sci Rep .2023 Jan 21;13(1):1182. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-25793-z.
Shaima Ishtawi 1, Dana Jomaa 1, Aisha Nizar 1, Mazen Abdalla 2, Zakaria Hamdan 3, Zaher Nazzal 4
This cross-sectional study aims to find the prevalence of chronic pain and its correlation with the quality of life and vitamin D levels among hemodialysis patients in Palestine. We used the brief pain inventory, the medical outcomes study 36-item short-form health survey, and Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D to assess chronic pain, quality of life, and vitamin D levels, respectively. The study included 200 patients, 38.1% (95% confidence interval 31.3-45.4%) of whom had chronic pain, and 77.7% (95% confidence interval 71.0-83.4%) had deficient Vitamin D levels. Quality of life scores were generally low, with the lowest in role emotional and physical functioning. Sex, comorbidities, and vitamin D level significantly correlate with pain severity. Employment, number of comorbidities, pain severity, and albumin level are significantly associated with the Physical component of quality of life. On the other hand, employment and pain severity are significantly related to the mental component of quality of life. In conclusion, low vitamin D levels, chronic pain, and low quality of life scores are common among hemodialysis patients. In addition, vitamin D is negatively correlated with pain severity. Therefore, healthcare workers should assess and manage hemodialysis patients' chronic pain to improve their quality of life and reduce suffering.
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