Vitamin D metabolism is central to the endocrine regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and its deficiency can result in serious morbidity including secondary hyperparathyroidism and fractures. This downloadable presentation summarises the consequence of vitamin D insufficiency, discusses the vitamin D levels we should be targeting in our patients with CKD, and explores the possible benefits and challenges of correcting vitamin D levels.
This presentation was developed by the COMPACT RENAL editorial team in association with Professor Stuart Sprague (NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, USA) who is a member of the COMPACT RENAL advisory board.
- Holick MF et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:1911–30.
- Adapted from Levin A et al. Kidney Int 2007;71:31–8.