Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Kidney Disease Complications

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


June 05, 2020

CKD is often complicated by abnormal bone and mineral ion homeostasis, which is believed to contribute to the accelerated development of CVD. Thus, among patients with CKD, mineral and bone disorders have been recognized as a risk factor for premature mortality and CVD.

Skeletal and extraskeletal complications are often seen in patients with CKD and may comprise abnormalities of bone turnover, mineralization, or linear growth, as well as vascular or soft-tissue calcification.

Given the increase in osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures observed among patients with CKD, vitamin D supplementation is recommended early in the course of disease.

Learn more about the management of patients with CKD.

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