The Parathyroid Glands and Parathyroid Surgery in End Stage Renal Failure
Background Since the 1850s, parathyroid surgery continues to evolve through improved understanding of the pathophysiology. Dialysis dependant end stage renal failure (ESRF), the major cause of secondary hyperparathyroidism continues to rise in the western world. Other than renal transplantation, parathyroidectomy may provide a substantial cure for longstanding renal hyperparathyroidism in dialysis dependant patients. In 2004, cinacalcet was introduced as...[Show more]
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