Loss of Skeletal Calcium by Patients on Maintenance DialysisBr Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5721.490 (Published 29 August 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:490
- P. J. Atkinson,
- R. R. West,
- F. M. Parsons,
- G. W. Reed
Direct radiological measurements of the mineral content of femoral bone were performed in 13 patients on maintenance dialysis. They were found to be sufficiently sensitive to be used for monitoring, and it is suggested that the technique gives more information than do calcium-balance studies.