Nutritional vitamin D in CKD: Should we measure? Should we treat?Clin Chim Acta. 2020 Feb; 501:186-197.CC
Vitamin Ddeficiency is frequently present in patients affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Experimental studies demonstrated that Vitamin D may play a role in the pathophysiology of diseases beyond mineral bone disorders in CKD (CKD-MBD). Unfortunately, the lack of large and interventional studies focused on the so called "non-classic" effects of 25(OH) Vitamin D supplementation in CKD patients, doesn't permit to conclude definitely about the beneficial effects of this supplementation in clinical practice. In conclusion, treatment of nutritional vitamin D deficiency in CKD may play a central role in both bone homeostasis and cardiovascular outcomes, but there is not clear evidence to support one formulation of nutritional vitamin D over another in CKD.