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Venous Sampling for Parathyroid Tumors

Feb 7th 2016 by Dr. James Norman

Venous Sampling for Parathyroid Tumors Parathyroid venous sampling is an expensive and dangerous test that probably...

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Parathyroid Surgery Mistakes: Lessons Learned About Chosing a Parathyroid Surgeon

Apr 16th 2015 by David Moon

Parathyroid Surgery Mistakes: Lessons Learned About Chosing a Parathyroid Surgeon The last four years of my life ha...

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Finding a Parathyroid Surgeon: 5 Questions to Ask

Apr 9th 2015 by Dr. Deva Boone

Finding a Parathyroid Surgeon: 5 Questions to Ask Parathyroid surgery can be tricky, and when things don't go well,...

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The Making of Parathyroid Punk Music Video

Oct 9th 2014 by Dr. James Norman

The Making of Parathyroid Punk Music Video Parathyroid Punk is a amazing music video who's purpose is to teach ab...

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Dr Deva Boone: Achieving Excellence in Parathyroid Surgery

Aug 2nd 2014 by Dr. Deva Boone

Dr Deva Boone: Achieving Excellence in Parathyroid Surgery My name is Dr Deva Boone and this is my story of joining...

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Parathyroid Surgery for Medicare Patients in the US

Apr 12th 2014 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid Surgery for Medicare Patients in the US Hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid disease) occurs most commonly ...

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Canadian Patients Traveling to Florida for Parathyroid Surgery Continues to Increase.

Feb 24th 2014 by Dr. James Norman

Canadian Patients Traveling to Florida for Parathyroid Surgery Continues to Increase. Canadians with hyperparathy...

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GERD Often Caused by High Blood Calcium and Hyperparathyroidism

Jan 15th 2014 by Alexander Stojadinovic, MD, FACS

GERD Often Caused by High Blood Calcium and Hyperparathyroidism GERD (Gastro-Esophageal-Reflux Disease) occurs in...

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Intra-Operative PTH Assay: Exposing the Problems with Measuring PTH in the Operating Room.

Nov 24th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Measuring parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the operating room has some theoretical benefits, but in real life, the intra-opera...

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Failed Parathyroid Surgery: Yesterday's Three Unsuccessful Parathyroid Cases.

Nov 13th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid surgery can be tricky which is why all your doctors will tell you "get the most experienced parathyroid surgeo...

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What is hyperparathyroidism? Look at how the word is spreading!

Nov 1st 2013 by Dr. Douglas Politz

What is hyperparathyroidism? How are we getting the word out? Hyperparathyroidism is a disease that is dramatically under-...

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Vocal Cord Nerve Damage During Parathyroid Surgery is Increased with Nerve Monitoring

Oct 25th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Thyroid and parathyroid surgeons have been told that monitoring vocal cord laryngeal nerves during surgery may decrease th...

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A Doctor With Hyperparathyroidism: How Parathyroid Surgery Changed Me in One Month.

Oct 12th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Hyperparathyroidism sneaked up on me. I was feeling tired and old. I'm a family practice doctor so my jo...

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Diagnosing Hyperparathyroidism in Myself: A Parathyroid Nurse's Experiences with a Disease She Treats.

Oct 2nd 2013 by Connie Farrell, RN, BSN.

I'm a nurse; a parathyroid nurse.  I've taken care of thousands of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism over the year...

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Is Your Surgeon Cheating During Your Parathyroid Operation?

Sep 20th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

The internet is full of surgeons who claim to be experts at parathyroid surgery. But are they really doi...

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Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Levels: Why are mine all over the map?

Aug 28th 2013 by Dr. Douglas Politz

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are typically steady and constant in the patient with normal parathyroid glands, but a pa...

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Don't Break That Parathyroid Adenoma! The Parathyroid Tumor Will Grow Anywhere!

Aug 14th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

A broken parathyroid tumor can be a devastating complication of parathyroid surgery. Parathyroid tumor cells w...

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Parathyroid Adenomas Located in the Chest: No Worries, Chest Parathyroid Tumors can be Very Easy to Remove!

Aug 4th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid tumors located in the chest can almost always be removed via a small neck incision. Don't split your sternum o...

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Normal Blood Calcium Levels - Adjusted for Patient's Age

Jul 11th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Blood calcium levels vary as we age, but labs don't give normal calcium ranges according to age. The highest blood calcium...

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Hungry Bone Syndrome: Bad Symptoms of Low Blood Calcium.

Jul 7th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Hungry Bone Syndrome should really be called "Bad Doctor Syndrome" because it should almost never happen in patients with ...

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Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma High in the Neck (un-descended parathyroid adenoma)

Jul 3rd 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Ectopic parathyroid glands occur in 5% of people, occasionally located high in the neck under the jaw (called an ...

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Parathyroid Surgery: All Four Parathyroid Glands Should Be Examined!

Jun 8th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Because 30% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have more than one parathyroid tumor, the most successful parathyroid ...

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