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2020 Nov 17


Muscle strength, physical performance, and metabolic changes after subtotal parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism.


Jimeno-Fraile J, Cao H, Sancho-Insenser J, Lorente-Poch L, Sitges-Serra A
Surgery. 2020 Nov 17.
PMID: 33218703.


Hyperparathyroidism in patients on chronic hemodialysis presents with bone pain, pruritus, and extra-skeletal calcifications. Little attention has been paid to low plasma protein concentrations and muscle weakness in these patients. The present study was undertaken to characterize the impact of subtotal parathyroidectomy for chronic hemodialysis on body composition, muscle strength, plasma proteins, quality of life, and long-term clinical course.