Improvement in hypercalcemia with cinacalcet after kidney transplantation.

Titte R. Srinivas, Jesse D. Schold, Karl L. Womer, Bruce Kaplan, Richard J. Howard, Charles M. Bucci, Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche

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    Abstract

    Cinacalcet, a calcimimetic, was evaluated in persistent hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplantation (Tx). Ten kidney transplant recipients and one kidney-pancreas recipient with persistent post-Tx hypercalcemia (serum calcium [SCa] > 10.2 mg/dl), stable graft function, and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) > or = 2 times normal received 30 mg/d cinacalcet between 2 mo and 5 yr after Tx. SCa, serum phosphorus (SP), and iPTH were measured before and after cinacalcet. Mean pre-cinacalcet SCa was 10.9 mg/dl (8.6 to 11.9 mg/dl). Average pre-cinacalcet SP was 2.9 mg/dl (1.8 to 4.0 mg/dl). Mean pre-cinacalcet iPTH was 267.0 pg/ml (99 to 723 pg/ml). After cinacalcet, SCa decreased on average by 1.6 mg/dl (95% confidence interval 1.2 to 2.1; P < 0.0001). Post-cinacalcet SP increased on average 0.45 mg/dl (P = 0.046). Post-cinacalcet iPTH averaged 156.9 mg/dl (P = 0.10). Graft function remained stable. Cinacalcet lowers SCa and raises SP in the short term in patients with persistent post-Tx hyperparathyroidism; long-term bone effects and persistent hyperparathyroidism merit further study.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)323-326
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Transplantation

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    Srinivas, T. R., Schold, J. D., Womer, K. L., Kaplan, B., Howard, R. J., Bucci, C. M., & Meier-Kriesche, H. U. (2006). Improvement in hypercalcemia with cinacalcet after kidney transplantation. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN, 1(2), 323-326. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.00500705