Immobilization hypercalcaemia responding to intravenous pamidronate sodium therapy

McIntyre, H. D., Cameron, D. P., Urquhart, S. M. and Davies, W. E. (1989) Immobilization hypercalcaemia responding to intravenous pamidronate sodium therapy. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 65 762: 244-246.


Author McIntyre, H. D.
Cameron, D. P.
Urquhart, S. M.
Davies, W. E.
Title Immobilization hypercalcaemia responding to intravenous pamidronate sodium therapy
Journal name Postgraduate Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-5473
Publication date 1989-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 65
Issue 762
Start page 244
End page 246
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ
Language eng
Abstract A 16 year old male developed symptomatic hypercalcaemia of immobilization on day 47 following a diving accident which had resulted in incomplete C4 tetraplegia. Following initial reduction in serum calcium with salmon calcitonin 100 U/day, symptomatic hypercalcaemia recurred. A single dose of 30 mg pamidronate sodium, given intravenously, caused serum calcium to fall within 48 hours. Initial mild, asymptomatic hypocalcaemia was followed by a return to sustained normocalcaemia. No major adverse reaction was encountered, and if further clinical experience confirms its efficacy, pamidronate sodium will warrant consideration as first-line therapy for immobilization hypercalcaemia.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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