Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Pregnant Women Should Monitor Serum Calcium Levels, Researchers Say

Maintaining serum calcium levels within the low normal reference range, checking them closely, and assuring a coordinated approach among health professionals are among the recommendations for pregnant women with hypoparathyroidism, according to a review study. The study, “Hypoparathyroidism in Pregnancy: Review and Evidence Based Recommendations for Management,”…

Gene Mutation Linked to Hypoparathyroidism, Certain Features in Sanjad-Sakati Syndrome Patients, Study Reports

Iranian patients with Sanjad-Sakati syndrome (SSS) show specific gene mutations associated with hypoparathyroidism, severe growth failure, and facial structural alterations, according to a study. The study, “Clinical features and tubulin folding cofactor E gene analysis in Iranian patients with Sanjad—Sakati syndrome,” appeared in the…

Natpara Slows Kidney Dysfunction in Chronic Hypoparathyroidism, New Data Show

Treatment with the injectable parathyroid hormone Natpara slows the decline in kidney function in patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism, according to recent clinical trial data. Natpara, developed by Shire, is a recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH[1-84]) approved as an add-on to the conventional treatment of chronic hypoparathyroidism with calcium and activated…