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Surgery for hyperparathyroidism is associated with reduced fracture risk

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1894
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Surgery to remove the parathyroid is associated with a reduced risk of fractures in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, an observational study in Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1 The researchers also found that treatment with bisphosphonate was associated with increased bone mineral density but not fewer fractures.

Untreated primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that leads to loss of bone mineral density over time, raising a concern about the development …

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