Table 2.

Biochemical parameters obtained during paricalcitol, washout, and calcitriol phases in 13 patients with and 18 patients without diabetes and with stage 5 CKDa

ParameterParicalcitolWashoutCalcitriol
Blood Ca2+ (mg/dl)
    ND4.18 ± 0.104.13 ± 0.104.23 ± 0.07
    D4.18 ± 0.124.13 ± 0.114.19 ± 0.11
Serum total calcium (mg/dl)
    ND8.39 ± 0.308.32 ± 0.248.68 ± 0.25
    D8.51 ± 0.138.46 ± 0.248.90 ± 0.25
Serum phosphorus (mg/dl)
    ND5.62 ± 0.385.50 ± 0.425.88 ± 0.48
    D5.56 ± 0.755.44 ± 0.615.34 ± 0.69
Plasma iPTH (pg/ml)
    ND494.00 ± 49.20517.00 ± 41.40586.00 ± 64.40
    D588.00 ± 112.00606.00 ± 105.00597.00 ± 119.00
Plasma PTH (1-84) (pg/ml)
    ND288.00 ± 30.90273.00 ± 28.10303.00 ± 41.50
    D337.00 ± 63.60323.00 ± 55.10306.00 ± 63.40
  • a Data are means ± SEM of all results during each phase. D, patients with diabetes; ND, patients with no diabetes.