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Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2013 Jan;398(1):131-8. doi: 10.1007/s00423-012-1005-x. Epub 2012 Sep 25.

Cinacalcet effects on the perioperative course of patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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Department of Visceral and Endocrine Surgery, Lukaskrankenhaus Neuss, Preussenstr. 84, 41464 Neuss, Germany.



Since its registration in 2004, the calcimimetic agent cinacalcet has been established as an alternative treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). Working by allosteric activation of the calcium-sensing receptor, cinacalcet can lower parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcium (Ca) in patients with SHPT. The influence of calcimimetics on the perioperative course has been unclear so far.


We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients with primary operation for SHPT between 2004 and 2011, comparing the perioperative course of patients with and without preoperative cinacalcet treatment.


Fifty-six patients had cinacalcet therapy, and 54 patients had no calcimimetic medication prior to surgery. Gender, age, hemodialysis, and medical treatment were similar in both groups. Also, PTH levels were similar preoperatively and postoperatively (preoperative, 1,249 ± 676 vs. 1,196 ± 601 pg/ml; postoperative, 86 ± 220 vs. 62 ± 91 pg/ml). Patients with cinacalcet preoperatively had significant lower Ca levels preoperatively (2.49 ± 0.25 vs. 2.61 ± 0.24 mmol/l) and postoperatively (1.75 ± 0.37 vs. 1.86 ± 0.35 mmol/l) and had a higher rate of oral Ca substitution postoperatively (93 vs. 74 %). The risk for postoperative persistent disease was slightly higher in these patients compared to those without preoperative cinacalcet therapy (5 vs. 0 %, not significant).


In our experience, cinacalcet did not alter the perioperative course in SHPT patients.

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