Our Podcast Premiere and Series Line-up

4-29-15 Podcast Meme


Function of Parathyroid Glands and Classic Biochemcial Diagnosis

Guest: Dr. Norman from  Norman Parathyroid Center

Host: Barbara from PARAthyroid PEEPS

Posted 4-29-15 (18:22 minutes)

————————————– We are so excited to share the first in a series of podcasts we are producing and hosting. Our mission is to raise awareness and advocate for improvement in diagnosis and standards for surgical treatment. Our guests are surgeons from the Norman Parathyroid Center. Here’s the line-up for some of our future podcast topics designed to help educate patients as well as medical and mental healthcare professionals!

  • Normocalcemic and Normohormonal Diagnosis –  Calcium Values (Serum, Ionized & Urine) and Purpose of Scans.
  • In the Operating Room – Typical surgery to remove a parathyroid adenoma
  • Surgical Risks and Complications – Hypocalcemia, Tetany, Hoarseness, Vocal Cord, Incision Site and other considerations
  • Symptoms – Neurological problems, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, GERD and more
  • Re-ops – Challenges the experts face and why   
  • Difficult surgeries –  Ectopic gland, 5th glands, Embedded in thyroid, Cysts, 4 gland hyperplasia, Vocal Cord/Jugular Vein
  • Hyperplasia – What is hyperplasia and what is the best approach
  • Rare conditions that people with hypercalcemia might have – Secondary, Tertiary, MEN-1, FHH, Carcinoma, Familial
  • Parathyroid tumors located in the chest – How did the adenoma get in there and even more importantly, how are you going to get it out?
  • Approaches in the Operating Room – Ultrasounds, Sestamibi Scans, Use of Probe, and checking all 4 glands
  • Epidemiology of Primary hyperparathyroidism – Why did I get this disease? What percentage of the population will get primary hyperparathyroidism?
  • PARAthyroid PEEPS Action Plan –  Conversations with a surgeon about the need to educate and advocate
  • YOUR QUESTIONS !  – All you peeps will have an opportunity to submit your questions and the surgeons will answer as many of them as possible, in the time allotted for this podcast

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