This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition parathyroid disease
Sponsor University of Arkansas
Start date January 2010
End date December 2016
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT01539486, 112684


The intent for this study is to do a retrospective chart review of all patients who have undergone minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperthyroidism. All data collected will be recorded under assigned identification numbers that will have no association with medical record or hospital numbers. Identifying characteristics will include age and sex. Anonymity will be upheld. The patient/family will not be contacted directly. All information will be obtained from the medical chart. Demographics, location, preoperative PTH levels and intraoperative Ex-Vivo gamma counts, co-morbid conditions, and the outcome based on the hospital notes will be obtained from patients' charts and will be transferred to a secure database. It is our hypothesis that there is a linear relationship between immediate preoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and Ex-Vivo gamma counts and the aim of this study is to better describe this relationship.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Retrospective Chart Review
time frame: Retrospective Chart Review

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must be between the ages of 18 and 90 years old who have documented primary hyperparathyroidism and have undergone minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who have not had both intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and Gamma counts during their parathyroidectomy - Patients who have parathyroidectomies for reasons other than primary hyperparathyroidism.

Additional Information

Official title Relationship of Preoperative PTH and Ex-Vivo Gamma Counts in Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
Principal investigator Brendan Stack, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Arkansas.