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ea0037ep264 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Measuring BMD at forearm aids in diagnosing osteoporosis and identifies more patients for surgery in asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism

Gianotti Laura , Castellano Elena , Tassone Francesco , Pellegrino Micaela , Ghio Michela , Racca Anna , Borretta Giorgio

Introduction: Reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) is a common feature in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), involving mostly cortical site. In the management of asymptomatic PHPT (aPHPT), guidelines indicate measuring BMD at lumbar spine, hip and forearm and surgery is recommended for patients with a T-score of −2.5 or less at one of these sites. However, BMD at forearm is not always performed.Aim: Our aim was to evaluate the impact o...

ea0020p230 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

Bone mineral density among patients with primary hyperparathyroidism with or without diabetes

Tassone Francesco , Gianotti Laura , Pellegrino Micaela , Baffoni Claudia , Ghio Michela , Emmolo Ignazio , Borretta Giorgio

Introduction: The relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and osteoporosis is controversial. Both Type 1 DM and Type 2 DM have been associated with higher risk of fractures, whereas BMD is increased in Type 2 and decreased in Type 1 DM. In primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) a higher prevalence of Type 2 DM has been found but the influence of DM on BMD is unknown.Subjects and methods: In a consecutive series of 262 patients with PHPT (age, mean±S...