Impact of vitamin D on chronic kidney diseases in non-dialysis patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

TitleImpact of vitamin D on chronic kidney diseases in non-dialysis patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsXu L, Wan X, Huang Z, Zeng F, Wei G, Fang D, Deng W, Li Y
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue4
Paginatione61387
Date Published2013
Abstract

Recent studies have supported a role for both newer and more established vitamin D compounds in improving proteinuria, although systematic evaluation is lacking. Furthermore, concerns remain regarding the influence of vitamin D on the progression of renal function. We analyzed the efficacy and safety of vitamin D in non-dialysis patients and compared the use of newer versus established vitamin D compounds by performing a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0062610
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE