Primary hyperparathyroidism linked to bone fracture, stroke
A cohort study included a total of 16374 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) were identified (mean [SD] age, 67.5 [12.9] years; 12806 women [78.2%]), with 163740 control individuals. The follow-up time was 42310 person-years for the pHPT group and 803522 person-years for the control group. Compared with the control group, the pHPT group had a higher risk of any fracture (unadjusted HR, 1.39; 95% CI, 1.31-1.48), hip fracture (unadjusted HR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.35-1.70), CVEs (unadjusted HR, 1.45; 95% CI, 1.34-1.57), and death (unadjusted HR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.65-1.80). In a time-dependent Poisson regression model, parathyroidectomy (PTX) was associated with a reduced risk of any fracture (HR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.75-0.93), hip fracture (HR, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.61-0.98), CVEs (HR, 0.84; 95% CI, 0.73-0.97), and death (HR, 0.59; 95% CI, 0.53-0.65). Results of this study suggest that pHPT is associated with increased risk of fractures, CVEs, and death, highlighting the importance of identifying patients with this condition to prevent serious unfavorable outcomes. The reduced risk of these outcomes associated with PTX suggests a clinical benefit of surgery.