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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients Give Now
Up-to-date information to help you understand thyroid disease through the latest research.

In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:

  • Does having celiac disease affect your dose of levothyroxine?
  • If you are pregnant, does your thyroid function affect your baby?
  • Does subclinical thyroid disease cause heart problems in older people?
  • How safe is steroid treatment in thyroid eye disease?
  • Do you have to stop amiodarone if you have amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism?
  • Can repeat surgery be avoiding in thyroid cancer patients who initially had a lobectomy?

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

THYROID HORMONE THERAPY The effect of celiac disease on the absorption of levothyroxine tablets

THYROID AND PREGNANCY Thyroid function in newborns at birth is related to mothers' thyroid function during early pregnancy

SUBCLINICAL THYROID DISEASE Subclinical thyroid disease increases the incidence of heart failure in older persons

GRAVES' DISEASE How safe is steroid treatment in thyroid eye disease?

HYPERTHYROIDISM Amiodarone may be continued in patients with amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism treated with prednisone

THYROID CANCER Is radioactive iodine as effective as repeat surgery in thyroid cancer patients who had an initial lobectomy?

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