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Quality of Life (QOL) Following Parathyroid Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The only established treatment for the complete resolution of hyperparathyroidism is the surgical removal of the affected glands. While proven as a means of resolving hyperparathyroidism, there have been no comprehensive preoperative and postoperative assessments to determine quality of life for patients undergoing minimally invasive vs. traditional parathyroid surgery. Quality of life will be assessed in subjects undergoing minimally invasive procedures and traditional procedures using a clinically validated survey. We will gather data one week preoperatively as well as one week and one year postoperatively then compare the survey results from the two study groups to each other. We will also compare the study groups to a control group consisting of patients undergoing thyroid surgery. Our ultimate goal is to clarify if minimally invasive parathyroid surgery techniques contribute to a higher patient quality of life as compared to traditional techniques.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Does Quality of Life Improve Following Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery?

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects undergoing parathyroid surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parathyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects under the age of 18
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00205452

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Herbert Chen, MD University of Wisconsin Medical School
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00205452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003-164
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: October 16, 2012 processed this record on September 19, 2017