Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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Heeyeon Cho

Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine,
81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710
Republic of Korea

  • Research Article
    Optimal Vitamin D levels in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
    Author(s): Ki Wuk Lee, Sang Taek Lee and Heeyeon ChoKi Wuk Lee, Sang Taek Lee and Heeyeon Cho

    Background: Vitamin D is an essential component of skeletal development. Although hypovitaminosis D has been widely observed, little data for vitamin D status in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been reported. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of abnormal vitamin D status and analyze factors associated with inadequate 25(OH) vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in children with CKD. Methods: Serum 25(OH)D levels and other parameters associated with vitamin D status were evaluated by a cross-sectional study of pediatric patients with predialysis CKD stage 2-5 at Samsung Medical Center located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency were defined as a serum 25(OH)D level < 20 ng/mL and 20- 30 ng/mL, respectively. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000207

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