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Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Parathyroid Gland Disorders.


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    1. A patient over the age of 50
    2. Symptomatic hypercalcemia
    3. Calcium at least 1 mg/dL greater than normal
    4. 24 hour urine calcium > 400mg
    5. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 mL/min
    1. PTH half life is only 3-5 minutes
    2. PTH can increase drastically when glands are disturbed during surgery
    3. Indicates if thyroid is effected by surgery
    4. Serves as a marker for post-surgical prognosis
    5. Predictably increases by 50% before dropping to normal levels
    1. It is a calcimimetic that produces negative feedback, lowering PTH
    2. It is an inactive analog of PTH, leading to increased calcium excretion
    3. It directly promotes bone mineralization and decreases fractures
    4. It is a calcimimetic that tricks the body into releasing more PTH in order to identify the diseased parathyroid gland
    5. It causes positive feedback on calcium absorption in the gut

    Author of lecture Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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