Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

New Patient-derived Questionnaire May Better Assess Quality of Life for Those With Hypoparathyroidism, Study Reports

A new questionnaire devised from complaints of patients with hypoparathyroidism may better assess quality of life and the characteristic symptoms of the disorder, according to a study. The study, “The HPQ—Development and First Administration of a Questionnaire for Hypoparathyroid Patients,” was published in the journal JBMR Plus. Among…

Hypoparathyroidism Interferes with Patients’ Quality of Life, Study Finds

Despite treatment, all patients with hypoparathyroidism experience physical and psychological symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life, a study finds. The findings were presented in a poster, “Understanding the Patient-centered Impact of Hypoparathyroidism on Functioning and Well-being,” by Ascendis Pharma during the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting,…

Risk of Complications Increases with Patient’s Age for Thyroidectomy, But Not for Hypoparathyroidism

Contrary to other thyroid-related complications, the incidence of hypoparathyroidism in patients who undergo a thyroidectomy — a common complication associated with this type of surgery — tends to decrease between the ages of 65 and 85, a study found. The study, “Age-Related Trends of Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy: Analysis of US Inpatient Data from…

Long‐term Use of Specific Hormone in Hypoparathyroidism Benefits Bone Remodeling, Study Finds

Long-term treatment with the human recombinant parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) in patients with hypoparathyrodism causes significant and sustained changes in bone remodeling and structural changes to the bone, according to researchers. Their study, “The Effects of Long-term Administration of rhPTH(1-84) in Hypoparathyroidism by Bone Histomorphometry,” was published in the Journal of…

Specific Transplant Surgery Prevents Hypoparathyroidism in Cancer Patients Needing Thyroidectomy, Study Finds

Transplant surgery that moves two or more parathyroid glands and places them elsewhere in a patient — a process called autotransplantation — can prevent postoperative hypoparathyroidism after the thyroid is totally removed in people with cancer in that gland, researchers report. Their study, “Postoperative hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy for thyroid cance…