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Walsh SR, Kumar B, Coveney EC
2007
February
Serum calcium slope predicts hypocalcaemia following thyroid surgery.
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Hypocalcaemia is the single commonest complication of thyroid surgery. Typically, serial calcium levels are performed post-operatively in order to detect hypocalcaemia, often requiring at least a 48-h stay. Our practice is to measure serum corrected calcium pre-operatively, 6 h post-operatively and 24 h post-operatively. Patients are discharged if they have a normal serum calcium value at 24 h.
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