Cost-effectiveness in transient hypocalcemia post-thyroidectomy

G. Mercante, Andrea Anelli, D. Giannarelli, D. Giordano, I. Sinopoli, F. Ferreli, G. Digiesi, M. L. Appetecchia, A. Barnabei, G. Cristalli, L. Conti, R. Pellini, P. Fabio, D. Lombardi, A. De Virgilio, G. Spriano

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BACKGROUND: Three different strategies to manage transient hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy were compared to evaluate cost-effectiveness. The reliability of total serum calcium (TSCa), ionized calcium (ICa), and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) were investigated to achieve this goal. METHODS: A multicenter, prospective randomized study was carried out with 169 patients. The strategies were "preventive" (oral calcium + vitamin D supplementation), "reactive" (therapy in hypocalcemia), and "predictive" (therapy if iPTH
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3940-3947
Number of pages8
JournalHead and Neck Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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