South African Menopause Society Council Revised Consensus Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (Statement)

South African Menopause Society Council Revised Consensus Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (Statement)

The Council of the South African Menopause Society (SAMS) revised the 2004 statement (1) on menopausal hormone therapy (HT) at a consensus meeting held on 25/26 November 2006. The revision incorporated not only new evidence but also the re-evaluated evidence used in the previous statement. Clinicians are expected to practise in accordance with the findings […]

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Background: Surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism relies on the ability to accurately identify parathyroid tissue. The use of intraoperative fine-needle aspiration (FNA) with measurement of intact parathyroid hormone level (iPTH-FNA) has been suggested as a useful adjunct and is evaluated in this pilot study. Methods: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was performed on patients undergoing […]

Novel Criteria for Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Parathyroid Hormone-Guided Parathyroid Surgery (Clinical Report)

Novel Criteria for Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Parathyroid Hormone-Guided Parathyroid Surgery (Clinical Report)

Parathyroidectomy is the only cure for hyperparathyroidism. The traditional surgical approach involves a bilateral neck exploration to identify all parathyroid glands and remove grossly enlarged ones. Using this approach allows experienced endocrine surgeons to cure 97% to 99% of patients undergoing their first parathyroidectomy. (1) Primary hyperparathyroidism is generally caused by a solitary adenoma, although […]