Savatore Minisola

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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has been associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Moreover, many metabolic abnormalities are frequently present in patients with PHPT. Several substances (such as leptin and adiponectin) are secreted from adipocytes, which may contribute to regulate energy(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor-induced hypophosphatemic osteomalacia is a syndrome characterized by urinary phosphate wasting related to the presence of a slowly-growing tumor of mesenchymal origin. The characteristic laboratory findings are normal serum calcium, marked hypophosphatemia, increased serum alkaline phosphatase, markedly reduced renal tubular reabsorption of(More)
Well-validated reference values are necessary for a correct interpretation of a serum PTH concentration. Establishing PTH reference values needs recruiting a large reference population. Exclusion criteria for this population can be defined as any situation possibly inducing an increase or a decrease in PTH concentration. As recommended in the recent(More)
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