Effect of cholecalciferol on local arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction in children with chronic kidney disease

AYTAÇ M. B. , Deveci M., BEK K. , Kayabey O., Ekinci Z.

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.31, no.2, pp.267-277, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-015-3220-5
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-277


As cardiovascular factors are the leading cause of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and as vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in this population, we aimed to examine the effect of oral cholecalciferol on cardiac parameters and biomarkers for endothelial cell activation in children with CKD.