The extent of improvement of health-related quality of life as assessed by the SF36 and Paseika scales after parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism--a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Brito2015TheEO,
  title={The extent of improvement of health-related quality of life as assessed by the SF36 and Paseika scales after parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism--a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Kenneth Brito and Senarath Edirimanne and Guy D. Eslick},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={245-9}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) improve the function and quality of life of patients. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the health-related quality of life outcomes among those having surgical management for PHPT. METHODS Several databases were searched (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Current Contents) for studies in which health-related quality of life was measured by reliable and validated… CONTINUE READING