In CKD patient, how to choose calcium carbonate versus calcium acetate?

In CKD patient, how to choose calcium carbonate versus calcium acetate?

In this video, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIIMS, will discuss about calcium carbonate versus calcium acetate. Both have similar physiological properties but elementary calcium is different. Large number of tablets are taken with calcium carbonate whereas less number of tablets are required for calcium acetate.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

Dr Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, graduate and post graduate from King George Medical College, Lucknow did his nephrology specialization from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1987. Since then he is working in the same department. Kidney diseases, particularly acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) contribute to more than 10,000 patients per million populations in India. These are not only serious diseases but also involves significant finances of the patient and family. While working at AIIMS in last 30 years, during various media briefing, radio talks and non-nephrology meetings, significant lacunae in general knowledge about kidney disease in general public became obvious.

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