Medical therapy in chronic kidney disease

John Cunningham, Ewa Lewin and Justin Silver

in The Spectrum of Mineral and Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199559176
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753350 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Medical therapy in chronic kidney disease

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The management of the bone and mineral disorders in patients with CKD is challenging. As outlined in this chapter the management differs according to the stage of CKD, as well as the particular changes in serum biochemical and skeletal parameters. However, careful attention at an early stage of CKD to the pathophysiological principles presented here and the use of simple available therapy together with a disciplined patient will very often prevent unnecessary suffering for the patient.

Chapter.  9870 words. 

Subjects: Rheumatology ; Nephrology

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