Serum osteocalcin level as an indication of parathyroidectomy for patients with renal hyperparathyroidism

Hiroshi Takami, Jun-ichi Shikata, Kazumichi Nakamura, Mitsumasa Nagase, Hiromichi Suzuki, Takanosuke Konishi, Takao Wada
1990 Journal of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy  
bone gla-protein) is a low-molecular-weight vitamin K-dependent protein which is a sensitive and specific marker of bone turnover. To determine whether serum osteocalcin is a useful indicator for parathyr oidectomy in patients with RHP, we measured serum osteocalcin levels (normal<6.5ng/ml), and compared them with patient symptoms, X-ray findings and biochemical data. Thirty seven RHP patients who were followed
doi:10.4009/jsdt1985.23.957 fatcat:lhotzp7llbd7dm5afasr7xwkci