Bone histomorphometry in children prior to commencing renal replacement therapy

Simon Waller, Rukshana Shroff, Anthony J. Freemont, Lesley Rees

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    Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) develops early in the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD). With improving patient survival it's importance and relevance has increased. The last published bone biopsy data in children prior to renal replacement therapy (RRT) was in 1982, which demonstrated abnormal histology in all patients with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 2.9 times the ULN in four patients with high bone turnover. There was no relationship between bone turnover and growth. The presence of ROD was universal in these children with severe CKD. Low bone turnover was associated with normal-range mean PTH levels, and high bone turnover occurred at lower PTH levels than current guidelines would suggest. © IPNA 2008.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1523-1529
    Number of pages6
    JournalPediatric Nephrology
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


    • Bone biopsy
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Growth
    • Histomorphometry
    • Parathyroid hormone
    • Renal osteodystrophy


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