Changes in Skeletal Microstructure Through Four Continuous Years of rhPTH(1-84) Therapy in Hypoparathyroidism.

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Summary of "Changes in Skeletal Microstructure Through Four Continuous Years of rhPTH(1-84) Therapy in Hypoparathyroidism."

Bone remodeling is reduced in hypoparathyroidism, resulting in increased areal bone mineral density (BMD) by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and abnormal skeletal indices by transiliac bone biopsy. We have now studied skeletal microstructure by high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRpQCT) through 4 years of treatment with recombinant human PTH(1-84) [rhPTH(1-84)] in 33 patients with hypoparathyroidism (19 with postsurgical disease, 14 idiopathic). We calculated Z-scores for our cohort compared to previously published normative values. We report results at baseline and 1, 2, and 4 years of continuous therapy with rhPTH(1-84). The majority of patients (62%) took rhPTH(1-84) 100 μg every other day for the majority of the 4 years. At 48 months, areal bone density increased at the lumbar spine (+4.9 ± 0.9%) and femoral neck (+2.4 ± 0.9%), with declines at the total hip (-2.3 ± 0.8%) and ultradistal radius (-2.1 ± 0.7%) (p < 0.05 for all). By HRpQCT, at the radius site, very similar to the ultradistal DXA site, total volumetric BMD declined from baseline but remained above normative values at 48 months (Z-score + 0.56). Cortical volumetric BMD was lower than normative controls at baseline at the radius and tibia (Z-scores -1.28 and - 1.69, respectively), and further declined at 48 months (-2.13 and - 2.56, respectively). Cortical porosity was higher than normative controls at baseline at the tibia (Z-score + 0.72) and increased through 48 months of therapy at both sites (Z-scores +1.80 and + 1.40, respectively). Failure load declined from baseline at both the radius and tibia, although remained higher than normative controls at 48 months (Z-scores +1.71 and + 1.17, respectively). This is the first report of noninvasive high-resolution imaging in a cohort of hypoparathyroid patients treated with any PTH therapy for this length of time. The results give insights into the effects of long-term rhPTH(1-84) in hypoparathyroidism. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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