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Herbert Chen Radioguided Parathyroidectomy HPT

 

Release Date: March 28, 2016
Expiration Date: March 27, 2019

 

Target Audience: Surgeons and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Chen has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

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Radioguided Parathyroidectomy

Learning Objective / Overview: UAB Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief Herbert Chen, MD, discusses hyperparathyroidism (HPT), which affects roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population and is more common in women and the elderly. It is the third most common endocrine disorder after diabetes and thyroid disease. Marked by an abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, HPT results in a loss of calcium and weakened bones. The only curative option is surgery, a minimally invasive procedure called radio-guided parathyroidectomy, which offers numerous quality-of-life benefits for patients, a short recovery time, and very little risk. Dr. Chen has performed nearly 2,000 such procedures at UAB and recommends that all patients with HPT be referred for a surgical consult.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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