Predictors of Bone Mineral Density Improvement in Patients Undergoing Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism

@article{Sharma2014PredictorsOB,
  title={Predictors of Bone Mineral Density Improvement in Patients Undergoing Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism},
  author={Jyotirmay Sharma and Dina S. Itum and Lewis K Moss and Christine Chun-Li and Collin Weber},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={1268-1273}
}
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) results in increased bone turnover, resulting in bone mineral density (BMD) reduction and a predisposition towards fractures. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is the only definitive cure. The primary goals of this study were to investigate the impact of PTX on BMD in patients with PHPT and to identify factors associated with post-operative BMD improvement using a multivariate model. Between 1999 and 2010, a total of 757 patients underwent PTX for treatment of PHPT; 123… CONTINUE READING