Comparison of the Effect of Anesthetic Agents on Blood Levels of Parathyroid Hormone and Ionized Calcium: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

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Efe E. M., Kirdak T., Aykut G., Argadal E. K., KAYA E., ERSOY C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.2022, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2022/7795004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this randomized control trial is to compare the effect of anesthetic agents on blood levels of parathyroid hormone and ionized calcium. 77 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients who would undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy were enrolled into this prospective study and randomized into 3 groups with sealed envelope technique as Group S: sevoflurane, Group D: desflurane, and Group TIVA: total intravenous anesthesia. The first blood sample was used to check the baseline blood levels of parathyroid hormone and ionized calcium. In Group S or D, maintenance of anesthesia was being performed with 1 MAC (minimum alveolar concentration) sevoflurane or desflurane, respectively, while in Group TIVA, it was performed with 150 mcg/kg/min propofol and 1 mcg/kg/min remifentanil IV infusions. At the 30(th) minute of anesthesia and at the 1(st) hour of end of anesthesia, 2(nd) and 3(rd) blood samples, respectively, were used to check the blood levels of PTH and Ca. During perioperative period, hemodynamic parameters were also noted. Blood levels of parathyroid hormone at the 30(th) min after anesthesia were found to be significantly different between groups (P=0,01). The PTH level at the 30(th) min after anesthesia was found significantly higher in Group S than that of Groups D and TIVA (P=0.005 and P=0.001, respectively). Blood levels of ionized calcium at 30(th) min after anesthesia were found significantly different between groups (P=0,048). It was found significantly higher in Group TIVA than that in Group S (P=0.024). Desflurane seems to be the best agent for parathyroidectomy procedures. Future research studies are needed to be conducted to reach out more correct and valuable outcomes.