Clinical, Biochemical and Histological Observations on the Effect of Porcine Calcitonin in Paget's Disease of Bone*

porcine calcitonin has been assessed in 38 patients with Paget's disease

T. J. Martint

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • porcine calcitonin has been assessed in 38 patients with Paget's disease
  • hydroxy-proline levels reached normal in a few patients
  • only in those patients whose bone turnover was restored to normal. Quantitative histology on iliac crest bone biopsy samples showed no
  • the incidence of side effects was low. The results indicate that porcine calcitonin is a useful treatment of
  • the experience of the study helps in arriving at patient selection and treatment schedules
  • The response to porcine calcitonin has been assessed in 38 patients with Paget's disease, observed during 44 treatment periods of from three to 42 months

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