Help Ensure the Safe Use of Secondary Hyperparathyroid Meds

The new med etelcalcetide (Parsabiv, PAR-sah-biv) will raise questions about treating hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients.

Hyperphosphatemia and low vitamin D in renal patients leads to hypocalcemia...which stimulates parathyroid hormone (PTH) release.

This is why the first steps in treating patients with elevated PTH are to control high phosphate and treat vitamin D deficiency.

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