Short-term effects of parathyroidectomy on plasma biochemistry in chronic uremia.

@article{Urea1989ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term effects of parathyroidectomy on plasma biochemistry in chronic uremia.},
  author={Pablo Ure{\~n}a and Carlo Basile and Gilles Grateau and Bernard Lacour and Anne J Vassault and Agn{\`e}s Bourdeau and Rick Bourdon and Charles Dubost and Johanna Zingraff and Tilman Bernhard Dr{\"u}eke},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1989},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={120-6}
}
Parathyroidectomy (PTx) is indicated in hemodialysis (HD) patients who have severe osteitis fibrosa unresponsive to vitamin D therapy or in whom the latter treatment is contraindicated. Immediately after PTx, plasma immunoreactive parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphorus concentrations decline abruptly. However, little is known in such patients about the short-term effects of PTx on plasma alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity and plasma aluminum (Al) levels. The present, preliminary study was… CONTINUE READING