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Dr. John Michalski
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Calcimar (Overview)

Calcimar is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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How is serum calcium measured? What is serum calcium?

How is serum calcium measured? What is serum calcium?

See below: Serum calcium is measured by a blood test.It is the amount of calcium in your blood stream.Calcium is an electrolyte, like sodium and pottassium. Calcium is mainly present in bones and the level in the blood is under control of several hormones. It should be in the normal range as specified by the laboratory.Low and high levels have to be investigated for various causes. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Calcimar (Overview)

Calcimar is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is the data on salmon calcitonin tablets?

What is the data on salmon calcitonin tablets?

More info needed: Calcitonin has been used for osteoporosis, there is a nose spray and injections. Not sure the tablets survive in stomach acid. ...Read more

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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What is Rocaltrol (calcitriol) typically used for?

What is Rocaltrol (calcitriol) typically used for?

Low blood calcium.: Rocaltrol is the active form of vitamin D which is made in the kidney and released into the blood as a hormone to help maintain blood calcium. It is als mad in many other organs. It is used to maintain normal blood calcium in patients with no parathyroid glands and to treat kidney failure patients who can't make enough of the hormone. ...Read more

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Calcium 2.29 mmol/L 25-Hydroxyvitamin D 74 nmol/L PTH 5.8pmol/L What do they mean collectively?

Calcium 2.29 mmol/L                                25-Hydroxyvitamin D 74 nmol/L            PTH 5.8pmol/L  What do they mean collectively?

While all of these: calcium metabolism parameters are in the normal range, they are at the extremes of normal. You have a low serum calcium; we would expect the parathyroid hormone to be high(er) in this instance (which it is) trying to stimulate your bones to release calcium into the bloodstream to raise it. The 25-hydroxy vit D is ok (low normal). Not sure why these tests were obtained, but I see no big issues:) ...Read more

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Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d analogue for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with kidney disease. Calcitriol tends to be cheaper and often used as a "first line". It is as effective as zemplar clinically but might cause more hyperphosphatemia or hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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What causes elevated calcitriol (108.5 pg/mL) with elevated serum Ca, normal PTH. No granuloma disease.

What causes elevated calcitriol (108.5 pg/mL) with elevated serum Ca, normal PTH. No granuloma disease.

Measure 25(OH)D: Calcitriol, 25(OH)2D, is usually elevated in granulomatous diseases such as sarcoidosis, in lymphomas or in primary hyperparathyroidism, as you suggest. Calcitriol is quite influenced by intestinal absorption of calcium; 25(OH)D is the vitamin D metabolite usually measured (not DI-hydroxy/2D). Add a 25(OH)D measurement & work with your doctor to pursue the other causes of hypercalcemia. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is punctate endometrial calcification?

What is punctate endometrial calcification?

Best answered by gyn: However it is a calcification in your uterus...Beyond that i would refer you to your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Norm. tsh, pth 103, tpo ab 839, calcium 383, abnormal thyroid/para-heterogeneous parenchymal echotexture-thyroid,no nodule,ill defined hypoecoic lesion posterior to rt thyroid lobe,ill def para nodule?

Norm. tsh, pth 103, tpo ab 839, calcium 383, abnormal thyroid/para-heterogeneous parenchymal echotexture-thyroid,no nodule,ill defined hypoecoic lesion posterior to rt thyroid lobe,ill def para nodule?

Clarify: Hi. Your PTH is high and MEN-1 in the family. That calcium makes no sense unless it's a 24-hour urine calcium, in which case it's high. What's your serum calcium? Your thyroid autoantibodies are high, and your thyroid function is normal. MEN-1 is not assoc. with autoimmune thyroid disease, so that looks like maybe an unrelated finding. Most MEN-1 patients get primary hyperparathyroidism before 57 ...Read more

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How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

Not available in USA: Strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the USA. Studies in Europe suggest it helps prevent fractures but long term safety is an issue. There are better drugs available. ...Read more

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Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Coronary CT: Calcium score CT doesn't rule out atherosclerosis or chance of heart attack. With that said the more calcium the more volume of plaque both calcified and noncalcified. The test can help when the need for drug therapy isn't clear. ...Read more

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Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Calcitriol: calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D used for treatment of hypocalcemia ( low calcium) associated with Hypoparathyroidism. Paraclcitriol is used for treatment of Hyperparathyroism associated with kidney failure. Very soon next year we may have a parathyroid hormone analauge to treat Hypoparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What are calcium deposits for arthritis?

What are calcium deposits for arthritis?

Chondrocalcinosis!: Calcium deposits occuring in cartilage can cause a painful inflammatory condition called pseudogout. Treatment is variable, but Colchicine can help. Calcium deposits can occur in inflammatory bursitis and other conditions. See a rheumatology specialist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is boniva (ibandronate) better than miacalcin for osteoporosis?

Is boniva (ibandronate) better than miacalcin for osteoporosis?

I believe so: The studies that have been done do show miacaclcin to be a better drug overall but particularly hip fractures which are so important. ...Read more

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Salmon Calcitonin (Definition)

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