Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Calcium Deposits in Kidneys Common in Hypoparathyroidism

Calcium deposits — known as calcifications — in the kidneys and higher-than-normal levels of calcium in urine are common in people with chronic hypoparathyroidism, according to a small Danish study. Notably, the presence of these calcifications was neither significantly associated with the levels of calcium in the urine or…

Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery Can Greatly Affect Life Quality

People who develop chronic hypoparathyroidism following surgery to remove the thyroid gland have significantly poorer quality of life than those whose surgery does not permanently damage the neighboring parathyroid glands, a Danish study shows. Notably, hypoparathyroidism’s negative affect on life was independent of the drop in thyroid-related hormones (hypothyroidism) due…

AZP-3601 Earns FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to AZP-3601, an investigational therapy for hypoparathyroidism by Amolyt Pharma. The designation is given to treatment candidates with the potential to be safe and effective in rare diseases, defined in the U.S as those affecting fewer than…