Parathyroid

Predicting Hypocalcemia in Children Following Thyroidectomy: Is PTH Level Useful?

Predicting Hypocalcemia in Children Following Thyroidectomy: Is PTH Level Useful?

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While parathyroid hormone levels may be used to anticipate calcium decline, a "normal" PTH level does not always correctly predict postoperative calcium level.

Parathyroidectomy for Secondary, Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism Increases Morbidity and Mortality

Parathyroidectomy for Secondary, Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism Increases Morbidity and Mortality

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After parathyroidectomy, morbidity and mortality rates were considerably higher in patients with secondary and tertiary vs primary hyperparathyroidism.

Etelcalcetide Examined in Hemodialysis Patients With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Etelcalcetide Examined in Hemodialysis Patients With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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Etelcalcetide shows promise for reducing parathyroid hormone in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

VIDEO: Clinical Trial Results for Abaloparatide

Lorraine Fitzpatrick, MD, discusses updated results from the ACTIVE phase 3 clinical trial.

New Osteoporosis Treatment Options on the Horizon

Nancy E. Lane, MD, professor of medicine, at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine, discusses results from the phase 3 ACTIVE trial.

Risk for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Up With Furosemide Use

Risk for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Up With Furosemide Use

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Study reveals 6-fold higher risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients on furosemide vs hydrochlorothiazide.

Long-Term rhPTH(1-84) Associated With Reduced Need for Calcium, Calcitriol Supplements

Long-Term rhPTH(1-84) Associated With Reduced Need for Calcium, Calcitriol Supplements

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The therapy was also associated with reduced urinary calcium excretion and stable serum calcium concentration in patients with hypoparathyroidism.

Parathyroidectomy May Reduce Fracture Risk in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroidectomy May Reduce Fracture Risk in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Reduced fracture risk for surgery; bisphosphonate treatment no better than observation

Parathyroidectomy Bested Cinacalcet for Hyperparathyroidism After Kidney Transplant

Parathyroidectomy Bested Cinacalcet for Hyperparathyroidism After Kidney Transplant

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Recent data showed that parathyroidectomy is more effective for controlling hypercalcemia after kidney transplants in patients with persistent hyperparathyroidism.

Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Exposure Tied to Hyperparathyroidism in Elderly

Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Exposure Tied to Hyperparathyroidism in Elderly

The correlation persists regardless of concurrent oral bisphosphonate administration.

Parathyroid Hormone for Hypoparathyroidism May Be Effective Over Long Term

Parathyroid Hormone for Hypoparathyroidism May Be Effective Over Long Term

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PTH (1-84) for 7 years is linked to reduced calcium and calcitriol supplementation.

Parathyroidectomy May Decrease Mortality Risk in Secondary Hyperparthyroidism

Parathyroidectomy May Decrease Mortality Risk in Secondary Hyperparthyroidism

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Hemodialysis patients who undergo the procedure experience decreased risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

Effects of Cyclic vs. Daily Teriparatide on BMD in Osteoporosis

Effects of Cyclic vs. Daily Teriparatide on BMD in Osteoporosis

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Cyclic treatment with teriparatide yields improvements in bone mineral density that are similar to daily treatment in women taking alendronate.

Natpara Injection Now Available in the U.S.

Natpara Injection Now Available in the U.S.

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Shire announced the launch of Natpara (parathyroid hormone) for injection indicated as adjunct to calcium and vitamin D to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism

Calcitriol, Parathyroid Hormone May Predict CV Death in Heart Failure

Calcitriol, Parathyroid Hormone May Predict CV Death in Heart Failure

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In patients with heart failure, the ratio of calcitriol to parathyroid hormone may help predict cardiovascular death.

Abaloparatide May Significantly Lower Fracture Risk

Abaloparatide May Significantly Lower Fracture Risk

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Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for osteoporosis, may reduce the rate of new spinal fractures by 86%.

Natpara Earns FDA Approval for Hypoparathyroidism

Natpara Earns FDA Approval for Hypoparathyroidism

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The FDA has approved Natpara (parathyroid hormone) to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism.

Higher Aldosterone Linked to Increased Parathyroid Hormone Levels

Higher Aldosterone Linked to Increased Parathyroid Hormone Levels

Higher aldosterone levels are linked to increased parathyroid hormone levels, RAAS inhibitors are associated with lower parathyroid hormone concentrations.

Low Vitamin D Common in Men With Erectile Dysfunction

Low Vitamin D Common in Men With Erectile Dysfunction

Men with severe or complete vs. mild erectile dysfunction had significantly lower vitamin D levels.

Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia Predictors Identified

Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia Predictors Identified

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Richard Quinton, MD, offers his take on these study findings and what they may mean for clinical practice.

Advisory Panel Favors Approval of Natpara

Advisory Panel Favors Approval of Natpara

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The FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to recommend approval of recombinant human parathyroid hormone for hypoparathyroidism.

Dementia Linked to Parathyroid Hormone

Dementia Linked to Parathyroid Hormone

Elevated parathyroid hormone levels may play a role in the development of vascular dementia.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Screening Needs Improvement

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Screening Needs Improvement

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More patients with abnormal bone mineral density should undergo screening for primary hyperparathyroidism.

Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone Effective for Hypoparathyroidism

Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone Effective for Hypoparathyroidism

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Patients with hypoparathyroidism may benefit from treatment with recombinant human parathyroid hormone.

AMG 416 Succeeds in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Trial

AMG 416 Succeeds in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Trial

AMG 416 demonstrated positive results for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Risk for heart failure appeared to be increased with elevated parathyroid hormone levels.

Parathyroid Hormone Predicts Vitamin D's Effect on Glucose Metabolism

Parathyroid Hormone Predicts Vitamin D's Effect on Glucose Metabolism

Levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) should be considered when evaluating the effect of vitamin D status on glucose metabolism.

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