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Prevention of postoperative hypocalcemia with routine oral calcium and vitamin D supplements in patients with differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma undergoing total thyroidectomy plus central neck dissection.
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PMID:  19117033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Routine oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation may prevent hypocalcemic crisis, but its efficacy has not been studied in patients undergoing thyroidectomy plus central neck dissection (CND). The authors therefore prospectively evaluated the clinical usefulness of routine oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation for prevention of hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy and CND. METHODS: Of 197 patients with differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma, 49 underwent total thyroidectomy alone, and 148 underwent total thyroidectomy plus CND. The latter were randomized to oral calcium (3 g/day) plus vitamin D (1 mg/day) (Group A, n=49), calcium alone (Group B, n=49), or no supplements (Group C, n=50). Hypocalcemic symptoms, serum calcium, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were compared among the groups. RESULTS: Group C had significantly higher incidences of symptomatic (26.0% vs 6.1%; P<.015) and laboratory (44.0% vs 14.3%; P<.015) hypocalcemia than the group without CND. The incidences of symptomatic and laboratory hypocalcemia were significantly decreased in Groups A (2.0% and 8.2%, respectively) and B (12.2% and 24.5%, respectively) (P<.05). Serum calcium levels decreased in most patients after surgery, but recovered earliest in Group A. Hypercalcemia and PTH inhibition did not occur in gs A and B. CONCLUSIONS: Compared with total thyroidectomy alone, CND significantly increases the rate of postoperative hypocalcemia, which can be prevented by routine postoperative supplementation with oral calcium and vitamin D.
Jong-Lyel Roh; Jae-Yong Park; Chan Il Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright (c) 2009 American Cancer Society.
Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Calcium / blood,  therapeutic use*
Dietary Supplements*
Hypocalcemia / prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Neck Dissection
Parathyroid Hormone / blood
Postoperative Complications*
Thyroid Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Thyroidectomy / adverse effects*
Vitamin D / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Parathyroid Hormone; 1406-16-2/Vitamin D; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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