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Improvement in renal function in primary hyperparathyroidism following parathyroidectomy.
  1. R. R. Ghose,
  2. W. D. Morgan

    Abstract

    Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF) were measured pre- and post-parathyroidectomy in 9 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Radiological studies had shown no sign of renal calculi or nephrocalcinosis in these patients. Before operation, GFR ranged from 98.5 to 23.4 ml/min/1.7 m2 and ERPF ranged from 510 to 127 ml/min/1.7 m2. After operation, GFR rose to a range of 108.8 to 48.7 ml/min/1.7 m2, and ERPF ranged from 556 to 189 ml/min/1.7 m2. The results suggest that early diagnosis and surgery are important, both to prevent progressive renal damage and to improve the possibility of recovery where functional damage has occurred.

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