Elevated serum parathyroid hormone predicts impaired survival prognosis in a general aged population.

@article{Bjrkman2008ElevatedSP,
  title={Elevated serum parathyroid hormone predicts impaired survival prognosis in a general aged population.},
  author={Mikko P Bj{\"o}rkman and Antti J Sorva and Reijo Sakari Tilvis},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={158 5},
  pages={749-53}
}
OBJECTIVE Short-term studies on selected patients have indicated that elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) is an independent risk factor of death. However, long-term data on unselected populations are lacking, thus far. In order to evaluate the predictive value of elevated serum PTH during the last years of life, random persons of age cohorts of 75, 80 and 85 years were followed for 17 years. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. METHODS Subjects (n=567) were investigated for calcaemic… CONTINUE READING
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