Title
Prevention of vascular calcification with bisphosphonates without affecting bone mineralization : a new challenge?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Kidney international / International Society of Nephrology. - New York, N.Y.
Volume/pages
75(2009) :6 , p. 580-582
ISSN
0085-2538
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Arterial calcification has been found to coexist with bone loss. Bisphosphonates, used as standard therapy for osteoporosis, inhibit experimentally induced vascular calcification, offering perspectives for the treatment of vascular calcification in renal failure patients. However, Lomashvili et al. report that the doses of etidronate and pamidronate that are effective in attenuating aortic calcification also decrease bone formation and mineralization in uremic rats, limiting their therapeutic use as anticalcifying agents.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/016046/0d81c61a.pdf
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