Simplifying the Complexity of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Roseann P. Velez, Mary K. Donnelly, Julie Stanik-Hutt

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Abstract

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common but complex endocrine disorder. Historically, many PHPT patients have been diagnosed only after a protracted period of manifesting significant signs and symptoms. However, today, PHPT is often found during routine serologic screening or evaluation for decreased bone mass. Knowledge of PHPT is essential to ensure appropriate patient evaluation and treatment and to prevent adverse outcomes of chronic, untreated disease. Elevated serum calcium with subsequent elevated parathyroid hormone levels usually brings the diagnosis to light. The diagnosis of PHPT can be challenging and medical management is available, but surgery is the only cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
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StateAccepted/In press - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid Hormone
Signs and Symptoms
Chronic Disease
Calcium
Light
Bone and Bones
Serum

Keywords

  • Fractures
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Parathyroid surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Simplifying the Complexity of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. / Velez, Roseann P.; Donnelly, Mary K.; Stanik-Hutt, Julie.

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Velez, Roseann P. ; Donnelly, Mary K. ; Stanik-Hutt, Julie. / Simplifying the Complexity of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2016.
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