Increased Levels of Serum Parathyroid Hormone and Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Are the Main Factors Associated with the Progression of Vascular Calcification in Long-Hour Hemodialysis Patients
Nephron Clinical Practice, 05/14/2012
Jean G et al. – The main factor associated with vascular calcification progression was the association of higher serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)–23 levels. It remains to be seen whether patients should be treated to lower their PTH value, even within the target range, using calcitriol analogs, calcimimetics, parathyroidectomy, or by modifying the Klotho–FGF–23 axis.