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2012-06-25 21:01:40

An investigational parathyroid hormone replacement effectively treated a rare disorder characterized by low calcium and high phosphate levels in the blood, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The parathyroid hormone replacement is called recombinant human parathyroid hormone, or rhPTH(1-84). It is produced in the lab using a replica of the human parathyroid hormone gene. rhPTH(1-84) is identical to the...

2011-08-16 13:37:56

During thyroidectomy (surgery to remove the thyroid gland), the technique surgeons use to identify an important nerve appears to make a difference in terms of complications such as impairment of the parathyroid glands (which make a hormone that controls calcium levels), according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, thyroidectomy is a common...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

RARITAN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the VITROS® intact Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) Assay. The VITROS® iPTH Assay measures intact parathyroid hormone levels and utilizes one protocol for both routine and intraoperative testing with results available in 18 minutes. The VITROS® iPTH Assay is designed to be run in a fully automated,...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

NPS Pharmaceuticals has reported positive interim data from an investigator-initiated Phase II proof-of-concept study of NPSP558, the proprietary recombinant full-length human parathyroid hormone for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism. The interim data demonstrated that treatment with the proprietary recombinant full-length human parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) had a beneficial effect on abnormal bone skeletal properties in patients with hypoparathyroidism, a rare condition typified by...

2008-09-15 09:00:11

At the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), positive interim data were presented from an investigator-initiated Phase 2 proof-of-concept study of NPSP558, the proprietary recombinant full-length human parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) under development by NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism. In one plenary poster and two oral presentations, the interim data demonstrated that treatment with PTH 1-84 had a...

2008-06-17 09:01:12

Fontus Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on nephrology and endocrinology, has acquired Rocaltrol from Roche Laboratories. Rocaltrol is a vitamin D analog prescribed by nephrologists for the management of hyperparathyroidism and resultant metabolic bone disease in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure and by endocrinologists for the management of hypocalcemia in patients with post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and...

2008-06-16 15:00:07

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on nephrology and endocrinology, announced today that it has acquired ROCALTROL(R) (calcitriol) from Roche Laboratories Inc. ROCALTROL is a vitamin D analog prescribed by nephrologists for the management of hyperparathyroidism and resultant metabolic bone disease in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure (CRF) and by endocrinologists for the management of...

2005-10-19 13:04:58

Oct. 19, 2005 -- An international team of researchers has partially untangled the genetic details of a mysterious disorder that formerly caused seizures and death in infant boys within a month of birth. The researchers discovered a rare change in the DNA of two eastern Missouri families with a history of a condition called X-linked recessive idiopathic hypoparathyroidism (XLHPT): a portion of the X chromosome, a human sex chromosome, has been removed and replaced by a copy of a much larger...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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