New scenarios in secondary hyperparathyroidism: etelcalcetide. Position paper of Nephrologists form Lombardy

Abstract

Bone mineral abnormalities (defined as Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral Bone Disorder; CKD-MBD) are prevalent and associated with a substantial risk burden and poor prognosis in CKD population. Several lines of evidence support the notion that a large proportion of patients receiving maintenance dialysis experience a suboptimal biochemical control of CKD-MBD. Although no study has ever demonstrated conclusively that CKD-MBD control is associated with improved survival, an expanding therapeutic armamentarium is available to correct bone mineral abnormalities. In this position paper of Lombardy Nephrologists, a summary of the state of art of CKD-MBD as well as a summary of the unmet clinical needs will be provided. Furthermore, this position paper will focus on the potential and drawbacks of a new injectable calcimimetic, etelcalcetide, a drug available in Italy since few months ago.

 

Keywords: secondary hyperparathyroidism, etelcalcetide, cinacalcet, CKD-MBD, PTH

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Update 2017 of the KDIGO guidelines on Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD). What are the real changes?

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Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis and therapy of the alterations that characterize the CKD-MBD are an important support in the clinical practice of the nephrologist. Compared to the KDIGO guidelines published in 2009, the 2017 update made changes on some topics on which there was previously no strong evidence both in terms of diagnosis and therapy. The recommendations include the diagnosis of bone anomalies in CKD-MBD and the treatment of mineral metabolism abnormalities with particular regard to hyperphosphataemia, calcium levels, secondary hyperparathyroidism and anti-resorptive therapies. The Italian Study Group on Mineral Metabolism, in reviewing the 2017 recommendations, aimed to assess the weight of the evidence that led to this update. In fact, on some topics there has not been a substantial difference on the degree of evidence compared to the previous guidelines. The Italian Study Group emphasizes the points that may still reserve critical issues, including interpretation, and invites an evaluation that is articulated and personalized for each patient.

 

Key words: CKD-MBD, BMD, Bone Biopsy, Calcemia, Phosphorus, Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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CKD-MBD in Peritoneal Dialysis

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CKD-MBD is a systemic disorder of the mineral and bone metabolism as a result of CKD. The clinical relevance of this syndrome has led to the identification of the biochemical targets to be achieved in order to improve the outcome of the patient. However, in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (DP) patients, these targets are not reached. Hyperphosphatemia is a predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. In DP the removal of phosphorus (P) occurs by diffusion and convection, with a contribution of ultrafiltration of about 11%. P clearance is time dependent, with differences between CAPD and APD and depending on membrane transport characteristics. Residual renal function plays a key role in the P balance. Calcium (Ca) clearance in PD depends on the calcium levels, calcium concentration in dialysate and ultrafiltration. Positive Ca balance brings to Adynamic Bone Disease. Several bone-derived substances, some of them with hormonal action, have shed new light on the bone- cardiac axis. The hormonal functions of bone are likely to be related to histological lesions that develop during chronic renal failure. Compared to the past, recent data show less obvious differences in bone histomorphometry parameters between HD patients and PD patients. However, in PD patients fewer fractures are reported, probably due to different bone quality.

Key Words: CKD-MBD, peritoneal dialysis, calcium, phosphorus, Adynamic Bone Disease

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