Physicians should consider increasing hyperparathyroidism screening

04/19/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Primary care physicians did not check parathyroid hormone levels in 67% of patients with hypercalcemia included in a Cleveland Clinic analysis of electronic medical records. Researcher Danielle Press, M.D., said primary hyperparathyroidism is more common than previous data have shown and her findings, presented at the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons meeting, indicate a need for educational outreach to physicians about diagnosis and management of the disease.

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