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The interplay between bone and vessels in pediatric CKD: lessons from a single-center study.

Pediatr Nephrol 2018 09 5;33(9):1565-1575. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Centre de Référence des Maladies Rénales Rares, Centre de Référence des Maladies Rares du Calcium et du Phosphore, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Boulevard Pinel, 69677, Bron, France.

Objective: Mineral and bone disorders associated to chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD) are a daily challenge for pediatric nephrologists, with a significant risk of long-term bone and vascular comorbidities.

Methods: This single-center study is a prospective transversal evaluation of pediatric CKD patients of our center, part of the European 4C study. In addition to clinical and biochemical data, vascular and bone evaluation was performed: 24-h blood pressure assessment, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at the ultra-distal tibia. Results are presented as median (range).

Results: At a median age of 12.9 years (10.2-17.9), SDS height of - 1.0 (- 3.3-1.2) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 33 mL/min/1.73m (11-72), 32 patients (8 girls) were evaluated. Median calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and 25 OHD3 levels were 2.44 mmol/L (2.24-2.78), 1.43 mmol/L (1.0-2.7), 80 pg/mL (9-359), and 70 nmol/L (32-116), respectively. Bivariate Spearman and backward multivariable analyses showed that calcium and bone trabecular thickness (Tb.Th), were positively associated with diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure (both for the 24 h, day and night assessment), whereas PTH and vitamin D did not predict blood pressure.

Conclusions: We show that the greater the serum levels of calcium, the greater the (diastolic and mean) blood pressure; moreover, the greater the Tb. Th, the greater the (diastolic and mean) blood pressure. The role of calcium supplements to explain such findings in early pediatric CKD can be discussed.
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September 2018