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Higher Concentrations of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) are Associated with Reduced Gait Velocity in Adults: A Systematic Review

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Murthy, Lavanya Srinivasa [1, 2, 3] ; de Franca, Natasha A. Grande [4] ; Duval, Guillaume [5, 6] ; Vogrin, Sara [1, 2, 3] ; Annweiler, Cedric [5, 6, 7] ; Duque, Gustavo [1, 2, 3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Melbourne, Australian Inst Musculoskeletal Sci AIMSS, St Albans, Vic - Australia
[2] Western Hlth, St Albans, Vic - Australia
[3] Univ Melbourne, Melbourne Med Sch, Dept Med Western Hlth, St Albans, Vic - Australia
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Nutr, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Angers Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Res Ctr Auton & Longev, Angers - France
[6] Angers Univ Hosp, Res Ctr Auton & Longev, Memory Clin, Angers - France
[7] Univ Angers, UPRES, EA 4638, Angers - France
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Introduction/Objectives: High serum concentrations of parathyroid hormone (PTH) have been associated with osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia. Gait velocity is a predictor of adverse outcomes. This systematic review aimed to assess the observational evidence studying the association of PTH concentrations with gait velocity in adults. Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase (Ovid interface) and Cochrane (CENTRAL) for published studies evaluating circulating PTH in human adults aged >20 years, without date or language restriction. We excluded studies with patients on dialysis and if PTH was measured following any intervention having a potential effect on its concentrations. Primary outcome was gait velocity, defined as the time needed to walk a predetermined distance or distance walked during a fixed period at usual pace or fast pace. Two independent researchers conducted data extraction and evaluated the risk of bias. A third reviewer resolved disagreements. Risk of bias assessment was done using the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute quality assessment tool. Results: A total of 681 articles were retrieved from the systematic search. Following full-text review and risk of bias assessment, 8 studies were included for final analysis. Of the included studies, three demonstrated a significant inverse association between high PTH concentrations and gait velocity, one study showed an indirect association, and two studies showed a non-significant association of increasing PTH levels with declining gait speed. Two studies showed no relation. In addition, three of the studies also highlighted a negative correlation between PTH levels and muscle strength. Conclusion: Our review of published studies suggests that higher concentrations of PTH are associated with reduced gait velocity in adults. This relationship deserves further exploration with RCTs designed to assess the effects of correcting abnormal circulating PTH levels on physical performance in adults. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/03903-5 - Parathyroid hormone or vitamin D, which parameter is in fact associated with osteosarcopenia?
Grantee:Natasha Aparecida Grande de França
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate