Status of vitamin D, lipid profile and carotid artery intima media thickness in patients with chronic kidney disease stage III to V


  • Kamal Lochan Behera Department of General Medicine, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • BH. V. K. Praveen Varma Department of General Medicine, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • D. S. S. K. Raju Department of Biochemistry, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Suresh Babu Sayana Department of Pharmacology, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India



Carotid intima media thickness, Chronic kidney disease, Vitamin D


Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is characterized by irreversible sclerosis and loss of nephrons. The renal mass progressively declines over a prolonged period, depending on the underlying etiology. In CKD the most common feature is hypovitaminosis D which alter the vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and reprogram the osteoblastic changes, finally leading to increase arterial wall thickness.

Methods: A cross sectional study carried out over a 2-year period in Department Nephrology and General Medicine OPD, MIMS, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. 120 in which 60 are normal healthy individuals and 60 are CKD patients with stage 3 to 5. In all the participants serum creatinine, blood urea, serum triglycerides serum total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol estimated and serum 25 OH vitamin D are estimated.

Results: The diagnostic criteria for CKD like blood urea, serum creatinine and eGFR were significantly higher in CKD when compared to control. In the present study, systolic and diastolic blood pressure was significantly increased in CKD compared with control. The Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) both left and right side were significant higher in CKD when compared with control. There is a significantly decreased levels of serum vitamin D in CKD (14.53 ng/mL±6.88) when compared with control (28.87 ng/mL±6.28).

Conclusions: Present study finding suggested that there is a raised value of CIMT in CKD patients. High triglycerides, cholesterol and decreased HDL and declined vitamin D low hemoglobin, decreased eGFR, increased systolic blood pressure, raised CIMT value were found to be significantly increased in CKD patients.


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How to Cite

Behera, K. L., Varma, B. V. K. P., Raju, D. S. S. K., & Sayana, S. B. (2019). Status of vitamin D, lipid profile and carotid artery intima media thickness in patients with chronic kidney disease stage III to V. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 7(6), 2292–2296.



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