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Geographic variation of parathyroidectomy in patients receiving hemodialysis: a retrospective cohort analysis

Background Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving maintenance dialysis. Parathyroidectomy is a treatment for SHPT; whether parathyroidectomy utilization varies geographically in the US is unknown. Methods A retrospective cohort analysis was undertaken to identify all patients aged 18 years or older who were receiving in...

Dynamics of cinacalcet use and biochemical control in hemodialysis patients: a retrospective New-user cohort design

Background Cinacalcet is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism among hemodialysis patients. Large-scale epidemiologic studies describing patterns of cinacalcet use, effects on parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorous levels, and predictors of discontinuation have not been previously reported. Methods This retrospective cohort study used a clinical database of a...