Clinical Trials Using Calcitriol
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Calcitriol. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.
NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.
Calcitriol before Surgery in Preventing Calcium Loss in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy
This randomized phase II trial studies how well vitamin D supplementation using calcitriol works in preventing loss of calcium when given before surgery to patients undergoing thyroidectomy. One of the side effects of removing the thyroid is low calcium levels in the blood, or hypocalcemia. Low calcium levels can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or cramping, or more severe effects. Vitamin D is needed by the body to absorb calcium. It is not yet known if giving vitamin D before surgery can help prevent the loss of calcium after surgery in patients undergoing thyroidectomy.
Location: University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Virginia