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Research Article

Immobilization hypercalcaemia in patients on regular haemodialysis.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 23 August 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:468
  1. G Drivas,
  2. M Ward,
  3. 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.