PTH Levels Predict Low Calcium After Thyroid Surgery, Can Guide Treatment

PTH Levels Predict Low Calcium After Thyroid Surgery, Can Guide Treatment

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PTH Levels Predict Low Calcium After Thyroid Surgery, Can Guide Treatment

Levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) accurately predicted hypoparathyroidism-related calcium deficiency following surgery to remove the thyroid gland, a study reported.  A PTH cut-off value was established to identify those at risk, who were started on calcium and vitamin D supplements. Such prompt treatment eased symptoms and allowed for an earlier hospital discharge, its researchers noted.  The study, “The optimal parathyroid hormone cut-off threshold for early and safe management of hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy,” was published…

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