Australian Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines AES06/01. Postoperative parathyroid hormone measurement and early discharge after total thyroidectomy: analysis of Australian data and management recommendations.

@article{Guidelines2007AustralianES,
  title={Australian Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines AES06/01. Postoperative parathyroid hormone measurement and early discharge after total thyroidectomy: analysis of Australian data and management recommendations.},
  author={Aes Guidelines and Peter J. Campbell and Leigh Delbridge and Stephen P. Farrell and Ian R. Gough and Christopher J Magarey and Jonathan W Serpell and Stan B. Sidhu and Patsy S Soon and Mark S. Sywak and Simon F Grodski and Fausto F. Palazzo and Michael Yeh and B. Jalaludin and M. Jefferson Cook},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={
          199-202
        }
}
BACKGROUND The risk of hypocalcaemia after thyroidectomy has traditionally mandated inpatient monitoring for signs and symptoms as well as frequent measurement of serum calcium levels. In recent years there has been much interest in the published work about the use of intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) to better predict hypocalcaemia after thyroidectomy. Although generally accurate, the use of intact parathyroid hormone in Australia has not become widespread. On behalf of the Australian Endocrine… CONTINUE READING

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