Courtney Balentine, MD, MPH
Dallas VA Hospital, Division of General Surgery
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern
Today we had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Courtney Balentine about research he is leading entitled, “Failure to Diagnose Hyperparathyroidism in 10,432 Patients With Hypercalcemia: Opportunities for System-level Intervention to Increase Surgical Referrals and Cure” , Balentine CJ, Xie R, Kirklin JK, Chen H. The research has promise for improving diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroid disease. You can read a summary of the paper here.
We are excited for you to hear directly from Dr. Balentine about the findings and next steps.
I was lucky my kidney doctor monitored my ca PTH . It was 2 speciaiist who dropped the ball and delayed my getting surgery.
I contacted Norman Parathyroid Clinic and had my surgery January 2017 the adenoma was the size of my thumbnail. Feeling Normal my bone density scan was surprisingly improved.