GORDON L. KLEIN, M.D.; RONALD L. HORST, PH.D.; ANTHONY W. NORMAN, PH.D.; MARVIN E. AMENT, M.D.; JACK W. COBURN, M.D.
To the editor: In the excellent review of the Seventh International Conference on Calcium-Regulating Hormones (1), our observations on the metabolic bone diseases associated with total parenteral nutrition were misquoted. Although we did observe low serum levels of 1,25 (OH)2-vitamin D in a substantial number of patients on long-term total parenteral nutrition, we did not give parenteral calcitriol and have no data on whether a beneficial effect may occur. Since intestinal function is markedly impaired in these patients, we have awaited the availability of parenteral calcitriol before undertaking such a therapeutic trial.
KLEIN GL, HORST RL, NORMAN AW, AMENT ME, COBURN JW. Correction: "Symposium" Article on Calcium-Regulating Hormones. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:417–418. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-417_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):417-418.
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