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Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Does a Systematic Treatment Improve the Calcium and Bone Metabolism After Surgery?

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Philipp Riss, Medical University of Vienna.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philipp Riss, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

Primary Hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) increases bone turnover and resorption and thus calcium efflux out of bone. After successful surgical treatment of pHPT, bone takes up calcium again which may result in secondary hyperparathyroidism or even "hungry bone syndrome". Until today there are no studies about this problem helping to develop recommendations or guidelines how to prevent these symptoms.

Study hypothesis: Calcium and vitamin D intake after surgery for PHPT protects the bone by keeping PTH in the normal range (less secondary, reactive hyperparathyroidism), prevents hungry bone- syndrome and improve bone-turnover markers (osteoporosis protection).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Hyperparathyroidism Bone Metabolism Drug: Calcium and vitamin D Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Does a Systematic Treatment Improve the Calcium and Bone Metabolism After Successful Surgery in Patients Without Osteoporosis?
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Calcium and vitamin D
Drug: Calcium and vitamin D
1000mg calcium per day 800 IE vitamin D per day

No Intervention: No treatment (control)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Parathyroid hormone [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. BMD of lumbar spine, femoral neck and radius [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Adverse effects calcium or vitamin D [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Other biochemical markers of bone metabolism [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women
  • Male patients
  • Biochemically proven PHPT, PTX planned
  • No evidence for osteoporosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Postoperative hypocalcemia needing substitution with calcium and vitamin D/ 1-25-OH-Vitamin D
  • Cancer (lung, breast, prostatic, parathyroid cancer and thyroid carcinoma >1cm)
  • Persisting or recurrent PHPT (postoperative hypercalcemia)
  • Four-gland hyperplasia
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) or hereditary PHPT
  • Familial hypercalciuric hypercalcaemia (Ca/creatinine ratio < 0.01)
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Renal impairment (creatinine clearance <30ml/h)
  • Severe hepatic disorder
  • Severe systemic disorder
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Immobilisation
  • Intake of drugs with potential effects on BMD like glucocorticoids, lithium, estrogen-replacement therapy, selective Estrogen-receptor modulators (sERMs), bisphosphonates in the last three months
  • Intake of drugs containing digoxin or digitoxin
  • Known allergy against any component of the study medication

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00973336

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Contact: Philipp Riss, MD +43140400 ext 5621
Contact: Bruno Niederle, Professor, MD +43140400 ext 6943

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Medical University of Vienna Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Philipp Riss, MD    +43140400 ext 5621   
Sub-Investigator: Philipp Riss, MD         
Principal Investigator: Bruno Niederle, Prof., MD         
Sub-Investigator: Reza Asari, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Christian Scheuba, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Katharina Kerschan-Schindl, Prof., MD         
Sub-Investigator: Peter Pietschmann, Prof., MD         
Sub-Investigator: Christian Bieglmayer, Prof., PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Martin B Niederle, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
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Principal Investigator: Bruno Niederle, Prof., MD Medical University of Vienna, Department of Surgery
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Responsible Party: Philipp Riss, Assistent Professor, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00973336    
Other Study ID Numbers: PHPT02_2008
First Posted: September 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Keywords provided by Philipp Riss, Medical University of Vienna:
postoperative follow-up
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hyperparathyroidism, Primary
Parathyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents
Bone Density Conservation Agents