Hypoparathyroidism in the news

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  • Hypoparathyroidism Not Always Seen in APS1, Case Study Suggests
    by Patricia Inacio PhD on January 17, 2022

    Impaired activity of the adrenal glands, a condition called Addison’s disease, may be the only typical manifestation of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS1) to have occurred decades after diagnosis, a case report suggests. APS1, a rare inherited autoimmune disorder, is typically characterized by at least two of three manifestations: hypoparathyroidism, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, and The post Hypoparathyroidism Not Always Seen in APS1, Case Study Suggests appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.

  • CASR Mutation Found as Cause of Patient’s Low Calcium Levels
    by Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD on January 10, 2022

    A 13-year-old boy with autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) — a genetic form of hypoparathyroidism characterized by low calcium — who was unresponsive to conventional therapies was successfully treated with recombinant parathyroid hormone (rhPTH), according to a case report. rhPTH is a synthetic parathyroid hormone that can help regulate calcium levels and may be “a potential The post CASR Mutation Found as Cause of Patient’s Low Calcium Levels appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.

  • Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Reduced Health-related Quality of Life
    by Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD on January 3, 2022

    Patients with hypoparathyroidism experience reduced health-related quality of life, as compared to those without the disease, regardless of blood calcium levels, according to a new study. The authors of the study suggest that some of these health-related quality of life issues may be amended with the use of PTH analogs — a replacement for the The post Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Reduced Health-related Quality of Life appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.

  • Thyroid Surgery in Children Carries Risk of Hypoparathyroidism
    by Patricia Inacio PhD on December 20, 2021

    Children with thyroid cancer or disease who undergo surgery to remove that gland can commonly have their parathyroid glands accidentally removed during the thyroidectomy, a U.S. study reports. While such surgeries are rare in children, this finding calls for meticulous attention from surgeons performing a thyroidectomy — especially if examining nearby lymph nodes for evidence The post Thyroid Surgery in Children Carries Risk of Hypoparathyroidism appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.

  • Forsteo May Be Safe Tool to Control Calcium, Phosphate in Children
    by Marta Figueiredo PhD on December 13, 2021

    Twice-daily treatment with Forsteo (teriparatide) — a synthetic parathyroid hormone fragment sold as Forteo in the U.S. — safely and significantly improves calcium and phosphate control in children with hypoparathyroidism who failed to respond to standard treatment, a small study in France shows. During treatment of at least one year, kidney function remained stable in The post Forsteo May Be Safe Tool to Control Calcium, Phosphate in Children appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.

  • Dutch Study Finds High Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery
    by Marisa Wexler MS on December 6, 2021

    A new study out of the Netherlands has found a high incidence — 15% — of long-term hypoparathyroidism in patients after surgery on the thyroid gland. “These data provide a better understanding of the magnitude of this postoperative complication and enable more realistic information for patients who are undergoing extensive and complex thyroid surgery,” its The post Dutch Study Finds High Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery appeared first on Hypoparathyroidism News.