Alvaro Lapitz, Author at Pulmonology Advisor

Alvaro Lapitz

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Hypocalcemia

Hypocalcemia I. Problem/Condition. Hypocalcemia is a frequently encountered phenomenon in the hospitalized patient. It can range from asymptomatic to life-threatening in presentation. An understanding of the physiology of calcium metabolism is critical to determining the appropriate differential diagnosis and management. The serum calcium level is maintained by the activity of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and vitamin…

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