Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Low Levels of 1.25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D is associated with All-cause Mortality in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients


Ege University, Medical Faculty, Nephrology Department, İzmir, Turkey


Ege University, Medical Faculty, Nuclear Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2010; 19: 11-16
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2010.1001.01
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It has been suggested that vitamin D contributes not only to bone mineral metabolism but also to important other physiological processes. Vitamin D levels have been associated with increased mortality in predialysis and incident HD patients, but no data is available on the association between vitamin D levels and survival in prevalant hemodialysis (HD) patients.

Five hundred and forty five prevalent hemodialysis patients were recruited. Time averaged laboratory values throughout the two years and base line serum 25-OH vitamin D and 1.25-OH vitamin D levels were determined. All-cause mortality was prospectively evaluated after 2-year follow-up period. 25- OH vitamin D levels were significantly lower in females and in patients with diabetes. 1.25-OH2 vitamin D level was significantly lower in diabetics. After two years of follow-up period, in crude analysis low serum 25-OH and 1.25 OH2 vitamin D levels were associated with all cause mortality. In adjusted Cox-regression analysis, 1.25-OH2 vitamin D level, but not 25-OH, was found as an independent predictor for all-cause mortality. Low 1.25-OH2 vitamin D level was also found as an independent predictor for all-cause mortality in non-diabetic study group even after inclusion of time averaged vitamin Dtherapy dosage.

Serum 1.25-OH vitamin D level is associated with all cause mortality in prevalant hemodialysis patients.

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