Effect of gender and geographic location on the expression of primary hyperparathyroidism

F. De Lucia, S. Minisola, E. Romagnoli, J. Pepe, C. Cipriani, A. Scillitani, N. Parikh, D. S. Rao

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Abstract

Background: The effect of gender on the expression of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is not well characterized. Aim: We therefore evaluated two Caucasian populations (US and Italian) of men and women with PHPT, matched for age and body mass index (BMI), in a cross-sectional retrospective observational study. Methods: We studied 74 US (23 men) and 126 Italian (42 men) patients evaluating main biochemical indices of the disease and bone mineral density (BMD) at the spine and proximal femur. Results: Mean serum calcium levels were higher both in Italian men compared to women (11.7±1.22 mg/dl and 11.1±0.83, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Bone mineral density
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid hormone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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    De Lucia, F., Minisola, S., Romagnoli, E., Pepe, J., Cipriani, C., Scillitani, A., Parikh, N., & Rao, D. S. (2013). Effect of gender and geographic location on the expression of primary hyperparathyroidism. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 36(2), 123-126. https://doi.org/10.3275/8455