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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients
Up-to-date information to help you understand thyroid disease through the latest research.
In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:
- Should there be a different upper limit of normal for TSH in the elderly?
- Does treating hypothyroidism have any effect on chronic kidney disease?
- Can molecular analysis of thyroid biopsies help avoid surgery for benign nodules?
- How long does it take for urinary iodine to return to normal after receiving iodinated contrast?
- What is the better study to localize recurrent thyroid cancer – PET scans or RAI withdrawal scans?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.
— Alan P. Farwell, MD
HYPOTHYROIDISM Using age-specific upper limit for normal TSH slightly reduces the incidence of subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly
HYPOTHYROIDISM Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism and the effect on chronic kidney disease
THYROID NODULES Molecular analysis of thyroid nodule biopsies may be helpful to determine whether an indeterminate nodule is benign
THYROID CANCER It takes only one month for urinary iodine to return to its baseline value after the use of iodinated contrast agents in patients who have undergone thyroidectomy
THYROID CANCER PET scans are superior to radioactive iodine whole-body scanning in localizing recurrent or persistent thyroid carcinoma