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[Prescription of phosphorus binders and calcitriol for chronic hemodialysis patients].

Authors
  • Martins, Maria Tereza Silveira
  • Silva, Luciana Ferreira da
  • Martins, Márcia Tereza Silva
  • Matos, Cácia Mendes
  • Melo, Nelson Almeida D'ávila
  • Azevedo, Matheus Freitas Cardoso de
  • Travessa, Iane Erica M
  • Amoedo, Maurício Kauark
  • Fernandes, Pedro Amoedo
  • Nogueira, Fernanda Conceição Pereira
  • Lopes, Gildete Barreto
  • Lopes, Antonio Alberto
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
55
Issue
1
Pages
70–74
Identifiers
PMID: 19360282
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results show a large percentage of prescriptions of sevelamer among patients on maintenance hemodialysis in a Brazilian city, despite the high cost of the medication and absence of contraindications for PB with calcium salts. Results in patients with PTH<150 pg/mL and with PTH>300 pg/mL combined with certain concentrations of calcium, phosphate and CaxP also indicate the need to evaluate practices for use of phosphate binders and calcitriol.

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