Immobilization hypercalcaemia in patients on regular haemodialysis.Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5981.468 (Published 23 August 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:468
- G Drivas,
- M Ward,
- D Kerr
Immobilization of normal people causes reabsorption of calcium from bone, a small rise in serum ionized calcium, and, rarely, frank hypercalcaemia. The hazard is increased when patients with renal osteodystrophy are immobilized because of pathological fractures.