James E. Caldwell, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Parathyroidectomy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Parathyroidectomy is the definitive surgical treatment for elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH is the principal hormone regulating calcium hemostasis. PTH maintains serum calcium by stimulating bone resorption, thus releasing calcium, and by enhancing gastrointestinal absorption and inhibiting renal excretion of calcium. In primary hyperparathyroidism…

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