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    Published:October 01, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2022.05.052
        Dr Christopher McHenry (Cleveland, OH): Can you speculate on why you think this is occurring? Black patients often have more severe disease and thus have higher PTH levels. Intuitively, you would expect that they would be more likely to undergo an operation as a result of higher PTH levels. Furthermore, White patients are probably more likely to have a kidney transplant. As a result, you’re leaving a greater Black population to undergo parathyroidectomy as opposed to renal transplantation. Can you comment on this?
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