Effects of oral alendronate in elderly patients with osteoporosis and mild primary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Rossini2001EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of oral alendronate in elderly patients with osteoporosis and mild primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Maurizio Rossini and D Gatti and Giancarlo Isaia and Leonardo Sartori and Vania Braga and Silvano Adami},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={113-9}
}
In a large proportion of the patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), a variable degree of osteopenia is the only relevant manifestation of the disease. Low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with PHPT is an indication for surgical intervention because successful parathyroidectomy results in a dramatic increase in BMD. However, low BMD values are almost an invariable finding in elderly women with PHPT, who are often either unwilling or considered unfit for surgery. Bisphosphonates… CONTINUE READING
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