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Again, welcome!  JFW | T@lk 20:55, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


Before you make any further changes to hypoparathyroidism, please take a few minutes to read a few very useful content guidelines for medical articles. WP:MEDMOS is the manual of style, which strives to promote some consistency in medical content. WP:MEDRS, possibly even more important, outlines that kind of sources that should ideally be used in medical articles on Wikipedia. One important point is that individual studies and trials are often not the most ideal sources, because it is not unusual that they either contradict each other or lead to unexplained results. Rather, we rely on secondary sources (reviews, textbook chapters) to present a framework that we can then cite. This is why I initially reverted some of your edits, because you removed citations to the Bilezikian et al source, which is exactly the kind of source we should be using.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Can I also encourage you to change your username to something more imaginative? JFW | T@lk 20:55, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

It would be good if you could respond to this message to confirm that you've read it. In your last few edits you changed some things that I had previously written on the basis of Bilezikian and Harrisson's. One example is the notion that urinary calcium is raised only when hypoparathyroidism is treated. This is not necessarily true, as PTH stimulates renal calcium resorption which is lost in hypoparathyroidism.
Please discuss on Talk:Hypoparathyroidism what kind of further edits you have planned, and I will be happy to respond there. JFW | T@lk 06:56, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

JFW: I understand that PTH stimulates renal calcium reabsorption. The vast majority of untreated hypoparathyroid cases present with severe hypocalcemia and normal urine calcium. The exception are the cases associated with calcium receptor mutations. I don't understand your list of symptoms: headaches, stomach aches, bone pain? are you referring to patients who are treated or untreated? These symptoms do not characterize hypoparathyroidism in my experience.(Wikiuserlkg! (talk) 03:07, 13 December 2011 (UTC))