Surgeons and patients disagree on the potential consequences from hypoparathyroidism.

  title={Surgeons and patients disagree on the potential consequences from hypoparathyroidism.},
  author={Nancy L. Cho and Jacob Moalem and L Leon Chen and Carrie Lubitz and Francis D. Moore and Daniel T. Ruan},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={20 5},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that surgeons and their patients underestimate the potential negative impact that permanent hypoparathyroidism has on quality of life (QOL). METHODS We used a modified SF-36 assessment tool to compare the perceptions of patients with permanent hypoparathyroidism to the perceptions of control subjects who were given a standardized preoperative statement about the complications of hypoparathyroidism. We also elicited the perceptions of endocrine surgeons… CONTINUE READING

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