Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Clinicians should consider the possibility of hypoparathyroidism in patients with chronic low levels of calcium, recurrent twitching of hands or feet, and even epileptic-like psychiatric symptoms to ensure early ... Read more
High body mass index (BMI) may predict poor response to standard vitamin D treatment in people with chronic hypoparathyroidism, a pilot study has found. If confirmed in future studies, the findings ... Read more
An easy-to-use scale accessing the severity of 17 symptoms linked to hypoparathyroidism from a patient’s perspective has been developed by researchers. If confirmed in future tests, this scale could be ... Read more
A case report in China suggests that a liver transplant may rescue hypoparathyroidism caused by Wilson’s disease, although the collected evidence is not yet sufficient to confirm this. A 19-year-old ... Read more
Noting low parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels on the first day after total thyroidectomy can be useful for identifying patients at risk of developing permanent hypoparathyroidism, a single-center study in ... Read more
Although treatment with dexamethasone before thyroid surgery does not significantly prevent hypoparathyroidism and excess calcium following the procedure, the frequency of hypoparathyroidism after surgery tended to be lower with ... Read more
Patients with hypoparathyroidism who experience severe symptoms and a low quality of life, despite receiving regular medication, would consider a parathyroid transplant as an appealing treatment option, a study has found. ... Read more