A recent study evaluates the correlation between preoperative calcium and parathyroid hormone values as predictors of gland volume and multi-gland disease.
The most important action clinicians can take to improve hyperparathyroidism care is reducing the time between a patient initially presenting elevated calcium levels to getting them into surgery.
When treating patients with hyperparathyroidism, in particular hyperparathyroidism caused by kidney disease, it’s important to remember that patients can have more than four parathyroid glands.
A novel technique using the autofluorescence patterns of parathyroid glands has been found to be highly accurate in predicting normal versus abnormal glands and the subclasses of parathyroid pathologies.
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An endocrine surgeon explains when parathyroidectomy is indicated, how it’s performed and how it can help patients with hyperparathyroidism.
A review of Cleveland Clinic EMR data highlights the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism, prompting new automated alerts to order parathyroid hormone testing for hypercalcemia patients