Parathyroid glands in the neck make a hormone that keeps blood calcium levels stable. Sometimes these glands are damaged or removed during neck surgery. This can lead to a condition called postsurgical hypoparathyroidism (PSH). People with PSH have low levels of calcium in their blood. Calcium and vitamin D pills can help them keep their blood calcium levels steady. But this can increase calcium in the urine and result in kidney problems. New treatments for PSH are needed.
To test a drug (encaleret) in people with PSH.
People aged 18 years and older who have PSH.
Participants will be in the study for 6 months. They will have a screening visit and a treatment visit.
Screening will take up to 2 days. Participants will have a physical exam. They will have blood and urine tests and tests of their heart function. They will have an ultrasound of their kidneys; they will lie on a table for 15 to 30 minutes while a wand is moved over their back.
Treatment will require participants to stay in the clinic for 7 days and 6 nights. They will take the study drug (encaleret) by mouth twice a day for 5 days. They will have a small, flexible tube inserted into a vein; this will remain in place during the visit. Blood samples will be taken through the tube 4 to 9 times each day. Participants urine will be collected.
Participants will have follow-up blood tests 1 week after leaving the clinic. They will have 3 follow-up phone calls.
Source: View full study details on ClinicalTrials.gov
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