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Dr. Michelle Griffith discusses diagnosis of primary Hyperparathroidism.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify causes of secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Discuss presentation of hyperparathyroidism
  • Name important sequalae of primary hyperparathyroidism

Reading Resources:

  1. Shoback D. Hypoparathyroidism. NEIM 2008; 359: 391-403.
  2. Chen R A , Goodman W G. Am I Physio] Renal Physio] 2004;286:F1005-F1011.
  3. Marcocci and Ceumi. Primary Hyperparati1yroidisrn.'~N-E}M- 2011; 3G5{25-): 2389-97.
  4. Pallan and Khan. Update on presentation, diagnosis, and management, in primary care. Can Fam Physician 2011; 57:184-9.
  5. Belezikian and Silverberg. Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism. ABEM 2010; 54(2):106-109.
  6. Eastell et al. Diagnosis of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: proceedings of the third international workshop. ICEM 2009; 94(2): 34-0-50.
  7. Fuleihan and Silverberg. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. UpToDate topic 2029 version 11.0, topic update as of 8/29/12. Accessed 9/8/12.
  8. Christensen et al. Discriminative power of three indices of renal calcium excretion for the distinction between familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia and primary hyperparathyroidism: a followup study on methods. Clin Endo 2008; 69 (713-20).
  9. Foley and Boccuzzi. Urine calcium: laboratory measurement and clinical utility. Lab Medicine 2010; 41(111]: 683-6.


Dr. Griffith has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.025) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.25 contact hour.

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Release Date: 9/26/2013 | Last Modified On: 9/26/2013 | Expires: 9/26/2014

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