Osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease: review and new therapeutic strategies

Abstract

Osteoporosis affects a segment of the population in which Chronic Kidney Disease is also greatly represented. Nephropathic patients may present peculiar biochemical abnormalities related to Chronic Kidney Disease, defining the Mineral and Bone Disorder. This kind of anomalies, in the worst scenarios, configure the typical histomorphology patterns of Renal Osteodystrophy. Scientific Societies of Endocrinology have established therapy guidelines for patients with osteoporosis only based on the glomerular filtration rate and recommend avoiding the use of some drugs for the more advanced classes of nephropathy. However, there is no clear therapeutic approach for patients with advanced nephropathy and bone abnormalities. In this paper we propose a systematic review of the literature and present our proposal for managing patients with advanced nephropathy, based on eGFR and on presence of Mineral and Bone Disorder.

 

Keywords: bisphosphonates, CKD-MBD, chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder, uremic osteodystrophy, osteoporosis

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Therapy of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis

Abstract

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is a major cause of secondary osteoporosis that starts early after the beginning of therapy even for low drug doses. Glucocorticoids are used for the treatment of immunologic nephropathies and in the setting of kidney transplant. In clinical practice, a number of algorithms are available; they allow us to estimate the long-term risk of major osteoporotic fracture; but none of them is specific for GIO. To date, the therapeutic approach comprises both general measures aimed at correcting calcium and vitamin D intake, and drugs (bisphosphonates, teriparatide, hormone replacement therapy, denosumab) that ameliorate bone mineral density and patient outcomes.

KEYWORDS: glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, denosumab, teriparatide, calcium, vitamin D

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