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Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (TPP) is characterized by acute attacks of weakness, hypokalemia, and thyrotoxicosis of various etiologies. These transient attacks resemble those of patients with familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoKPP) and resolve with treatment of the underlying hyperthyroidism. Because of the phenotypic similarity of(More)
Because of suggestions that thyroid hormones modulate serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentration, we evaluated prospectively the serial changes of serum Lp(a), measured as apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)], and other lipoproteins in 40 subjects with hyperthyroidism treated with radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy. Hyperthyroid patients had lower (P < 0.001)(More)
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disease that increases the risk of fracture, with serious clinical and economic consequences. It can be diagnosed by dual-energy X-ray absorp-tiometry (DXA), even before a fracture has occurred, using the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria according to the patient's T-score. The WHO has also developed a fracture risk(More)
The purpose of this review is to assess the most recent evidence in the management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and provide updated recommendations for its evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. A Medline search of "Hyperparathyroidism. Primary" was conducted and the literature with the highest levels of evidence were reviewed and used to formulate(More)
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