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Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

November 25, 2014

A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy, according to results of a retrospective study.

“These variables should all be taken into account when decisions are being made about how to most effectively prevent or manage postoperative hypocalcemia,” Salem I. Noureldine, MD, of the division of head and neck endocrine surgery and the department of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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