SAT-399 Baseline Characteristics from the Observational PARADIGHM Registry of Patients with Chronic Hypoparathyroidism Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Abstract PARADIGHM is an actively recruiting, prospective, observational registry (NCT01922440/EUPAS16927). The primary objective is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of recombinant human parathyroid hormone, rhPTH(1-84), treatment in patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism (HypoPT) under routine clinical care. The secondary objective is to characterize the clinical course of chronic HypoPT under conditions of routine clinical practice. At enrollment, registry inclusion criteria are patients having a HypoPT diagnosis >6 months and receiving conventional therapy (CT; eg, calcium supplements and active vitamin D), rhPTH(1-84) plus CT, or rhPTH(1-84). We present baseline characteristics of patients as of a June 30 2019 data cut. Baseline was defined as the value entered at the time of enrollment (Visit 1). Baseline symptom data exclude patients who initiated rhPTH(1-84) prior to enrollment (n=68) and are herein presented as two groups: those subsequently prescribed with rhPTH(1-84) after enrollment or those treated with CT. All data are summarized descriptively. Patient data from 64 centers in Europe and North America were analyzed. In the analysis population (n=737), 587 patients (79.6%) were female, 620 (84.1%) were white, and the mean (SD) age was 49.1 (16.45) years. The mean (SD) BMI was 19.3 (5.73) kg/m2 and 30.0 (7.72) kg/m2 in patients aged <18 (n=25) and ≥18 (n=587) years, respectively. The primary cause of HypoPT was thyroid surgery (n=547 [74.2%]; of these, 281 [60.0%] underwent surgery for thyroid cancer). Endocrinologists were the prescribing specialists for most patients (n=660 [89.6%]). Vitamin D and analogs were prescribed for 90.1% of patients (calcitriol, 74.2%, native vitamin D, 47.4%, alfacalcidol, 7.9%,), calcium for 81.0% (calcium carbonate, 57.9%, calcium citrate, 27.1%), and thyroid hormones for 71.2% (levothyroxine, 73.4%; liothyronine, 5.8%). Symptoms reported at enrollment for the rhPTH(1-84) (n=66) and the CT groups (n=603), respectively, included fatigue (53.0%, 39.3%), paresthesia (48.5%, 29.2%), muscle twitching (48.5%, 21.1%), muscle cramping (40.9%, 33.0%), headaches (33.3%, 17.6%), anxiety (28.8%, 20.1%), muscle pain (28.8%, 19.2%), tetany (28.8%, 12.1%), and brain fog (27.3%, 16.3%). The baseline data for the overall population appear to be representative of patients with chronic HypoPT. Baseline data suggest that at enrollment patients prescribed rhPTH(1-84) after enrollment appear to have an increased burden of disease than patients receiving CT based on symptoms. PARADIGHM will be a valuable resource of real-world longitudinal data for patients with chronic HypoPT.


  • Clarke, Bart L
  • Rejnmark, Lars
  • Ing, Steven W
  • Brandi, Maria Luisa
  • Björnsdottir, Sigridur
  • Hofbauer, Lorenz C
  • Houillier, Pascal
  • Khan, Aliya
  • Levine, Michael A
  • Mannstadt, Michael
  • Shoback, Dolores M
  • Vokes, Tamara J
  • Zhang, Pinggao
  • Marelli, Claudio
  • Germak, John
  • Gittoes, Neil

publication date

  • May 8, 2020