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2014-04-09 23:25:10

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, comments on new research that suggests higher parathyroid hormone levels increase the risk of hypertension. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Today, Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, responded to new research that suggests higher parathyroid hormone levels may increase the risk of hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood...

2014-03-26 23:26:39

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, discusses parathyroid functionality and its role in calcium regulation. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Calcium levels are critical for good health, so today expert parathyroid surgeon, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, commented on the connection between parathyroid hormone levels and calcium levels in the body. The parathyroid glands are...

2014-03-25 23:00:32

Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills comments on new bone health research and parathyroid hormone’s role in healthy bones. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Babak Larian, today responded to new research about bone health. Parathyroid hormone levels influence bone health and ways they contribute to bone conditions, such as osteoporosis. Hyperparathyroidism is...

2013-10-23 23:25:15

Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles and renowned parathyroid expert, responds to study outlining advantages of minimally invasive surgery. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 An article published October 17, 2013 on News-Medical.net discusses the results of a study that compared bilateral neck exploration (BNE) to minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism. The study found many advantages to...

2013-05-01 12:36:38

Cinacalcet, a drug commonly given to patients with end stage kidney disease to help keep phosphorus and parathyroid blood levels within a target range and has few patient level clinical benefits and several adverse effects, suggesting that it should no longer be routinely prescribed, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as cinacalcet has become the largest single drug cost for patients on dialysis in the US,...

2012-11-03 15:21:21

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced results of the Phase 3 EVOLVE(TM) (EValuation Of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower CardioVascular Events) trial, which evaluated treatment with Sensipar(®)/Mimpara(®) (cinacalcet) for the reduction of the risk of mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events among 3,883 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving dialysis. The primary endpoint of the study...

2012-05-29 02:27:21

PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Douglas Politz, MD one of the world's most experienced parathyroid surgeons presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology this weekend the findings of a landmark study showing that one-side mini-parathyroid surgery does not live up to the hype it has been given over the past decade. In a dramatic about face, Dr. Politz and his colleagues at the Norman Parathyroid Center who have been advocates of unilateral...

2012-03-27 22:20:49

TAMPA, Fla., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr James Norman, MD and his partners at the Norman Parathyroid Center have published a landmark study in this week's Journal of the American College of Surgeons describing how the operation they developed and advocated for more than 19 years has significantly poorer long-term outcomes. The unilateral or "one-side" parathyroid surgical procedure to remove parathyroid tumors from patients suffering from hyperparathyroidism is a dramatic change from...

2008-08-30 09:00:20

By DeLellis, Ronald A Mazzaglia, Peter; Mangray, Shamlal Context.-Primary hyperparathyroidism (P-HPT) is one of the most common of all endocrine disorders. Eighty percent to 85% of cases are due to parathyroid adenomas while hyperplasia and carcinoma account for 10% to 15% and less than 1%, of cases, respectively. The past decade has witnessed remarkable advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of parathyroid hyperplasia and neoplasia. Additionally, imaging studies and the...

2007-07-01 06:19:07

By Richards, Melanie L Grant, Clive S Parathyroid hormone measurement using a two-site immunochemiluminometric assay has allowed for a rapid and accurate technique that has found its way into the operative armamentarium of some parathyroid surgeons. It can be used to assess the completeness of parathyroid gland resection and allow for a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. This operative approach has become a popular marketing tool, providing patients with confidence in their surgical...