Therapy with parenteral pamidronate prevents thyroid hormone-induced bone turnover in humans.

Bisphosphonates have been shown to decrease bone turnover in a variety of high turnover states. We postulated that pamidronate (APD), a bisphosphonate, could prevent the increased bone turnover caused by thyroid hormone excess. Twenty-two male subjects were randomized to receive either placebo (group 1) or APD (30 mg, iv, daily for 2 days; group 2… CONTINUE READING