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  • n. deficiency of parathyroid hormone.

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  • n. inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood


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hypo- ("less than normal") + parathyroid +‎ -ism


  • A condition called hypoparathyroidism, usually either hereditary or the result of injury to the parathyroid glands during head and neck surgery, can also cause dry, brittle hair.

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  • All individuals who have undergone removal of the thyroid gland need thyroid hormone replacement and monitoring for possible hypoparathyroidism.

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  • They tracked two permanent complications that can occur if the surgeries aren't expertly performed recurrent layrygeal nerve palsy and hypoparathyroidism, which occur in 2% to 3% of the cases.

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  • The company is advancing two Phase 3 registration programs, GATTEX® (teduglutide) in short bowel syndrome (SBS) and NPSP558 (parathyroid hormone 1-84 rDNA origin injection) in hypoparathyroidism.

  • There is no approved treatment for hypoparathyroidism.

  • "We are pleased that hypoparathyroidism is generating such a high scientific interest, along with exciting new data on NPSP558," said Francois Nader, MD, president and chief executive officer of NPS Pharmaceuticals.

  • The study showed that NPSP558 treatment in hypoparathyroidism significantly reduces supplemental calcium and 1, 25-dihydroxy vitamin D requirements while maintaining serum calcium levels.

  • NPSP558, a bioengineered replica of human parathyroid hormone 1-84, is being evaluated in a Phase 3 registration study, known as REPLACE, as the first hormone replacement therapy for the underlying cause of hypoparathyroidism.

  • NPS has received orphan drug status for NPSP558 for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism.

  • The presentations will include findings from investigator-initiated studies of rhPTH 1-84 and new information about the costs and co-morbidities associated with hypoparathyroidism.


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