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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 455
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1 Department of Endocrinology, Medwin Hospitals, Chirag Ali Lane, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi, India

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Hari Kumar K, Kumar A. Author's reply. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2008;19:455

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Hari Kumar K, Kumar A. Author's reply. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 15];19:455. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2008/19/3/455/40513
To the Editor:

Thank you for good question and attention. First, second and fifth questions: many of patients received phosphate binders and cal­cium supplement, but we don't always able to goal according NKF DOQI guideline.

In these patients, normal calcium level was 8.5-10.5, and in the DGF group, the mean of calcium was a little more than other groups. Therefore, calcium level was within the normal range but upper limit of normal.

Third question: Underlying disorder in all of patients. This study included, hyperten­sion 24.4%, diabetes 12.2%, ADPKD 7.6%, glomerulonephritis 3.8%, lupus nephritis 1.8%, others (trauma, reflux nephropathy, alports syndrome, nephrolithiasis and anal­gesic nephropathy) 6.3%, and finally un­known etiology was 43.2%.

Fourth question: yes that's right.

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