#281 Hypercalcemia: Calci-fun! with Dr. Carl Pallais

06.28.2021 - By The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

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Absorb all (but not too much) of the Calcium for your brain hole as Dr. Carl Pallais (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) walks us through his approach to Hypercalcemia. We learn about how tightly our body regulates calcium, and what to do when that regulation goes awry.  Not to mention that, at the end of the day, PTH is the name to remember (and phosphorus, if you need a quick stand-in while that PTH is pending).

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Credits

Producer, Writer, Infographic, Cover Art: Nora Taranto MD 
Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Nora Taranto MD  
Reviewer: Yan Emily Yuan MD, MSc
Editor: Matthew Watto MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of nodderly.com

Guest:  Carl Pallais MD, MPH 

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Show Segments

Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
Dr. Pallais One-Liner
Case from Kashlak
Definitions: What’s a Normal Calcium Level, and how to adjust for Albumin
Causes of hypercalcemia
How Lithium works! 
Testing for Hypercalcemia: Get that PTH, and that phos 
Symptoms of Hypercalcemia, and Questions on History 
Indications for Surgery for Parathyroidectomy 
Management of Hypercalcemia and Hypercalcemic Emergency 
Outro

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