CKD-MBD: impact on management of kidney disease.Clin Exp Nephrol. 2007 Dec; 11(4):261-268.CE
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes various bone mineral disorders, which have recently been named CKD mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). CKD-MBD is associated with extremely high cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality in the endstage kidney disease (ESKD) population. Thus, optimal management of CKD-MBD would lead to a reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in uremic patients. In addition, it has been suggested that the treatment of CKD-MBD has some favorable effects on the progression of CKD. Recently, novel therapeutic agents, including active vitamin D analogues, noncalcium-containing phosphate binders, and cinacalcet, have become clinically available. In this article, we review novel therapeutic strategies for CKD-MBD.