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Desired PTH, hypophosphatemia, hypercalcemia

Patient Scenario: Desired PTH, hypophosphatemia & hypercalcemiadoc_thinking


Assessing the Clinical and Laboratory Parameters

This is an unusual combination, possibilities include;

  • Excess use of calcium binders
  • Malnutrition and/or immobilization

Less than 1% of all patients are in this category.


Dialysis Prescription

Dialysis Prescription

A decrease in dialysate calcium by 0.25-0.5 mmol/L (0.50-1.0 mEq/L) may alleviate hypercalcemia.


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