Randomized controlled trial of alfacalcidol supplementation for the reduction of hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy Am J Surg 2014; 207: 39-45.

Published: 5th February 2015

Authors: Genser L, Tresallet C, Godiris-Petit G, Fui SLS, Salepcioglu H, Royer C et al. et al.


In this study that included 291 patients, routine administration of alfacalcidol reduced the rate of postoperative hypocalcaemia after 48h (6 versus 14 per cent, P=n.s.), and also the rate of permanent hypocalcaemia at 6 months (none versus 4 per cent, P=0.04).

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