Population-based screening for primary hyperparathyroidism with serum calcium and parathyroid hormone values in menopausal women.

@article{Lundgren1997PopulationbasedSF,
  title={Population-based screening for primary hyperparathyroidism with serum calcium and parathyroid hormone values in menopausal women.},
  author={Ester Maria Lundgren and Jonas Rastad and E Thrufjell and G{\"o}ran {\AA}kerstr{\"o}m and Sverker Ljunghall},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={287-94}
}
BACKGROUND Population-based screenings for primary hyperparathyroidism have failed to systematically use intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) values for diagnosis, to explore prevalence and diagnostic criteria of normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism, and to attempt surgical verification of the disorder. METHODS A total of 5202 women (ages, 55 to 75 years) attending a population-based mammography screening were investigated for primary hyperparathyroidism. In women lacking a family history of… CONTINUE READING