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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:
- Is there an easier and quicker way to diagnose thyroid storm?
- Can a new test actually predict remission in Graves' disease?
- Can patients with pituitary disease be hypothyroid with normal thyroid blood tests?
- Are there alternatives to surgery to TSH-secreting pituitary tumors?
- Can surgery in family members with medullary thyroid cancer be safely delayed until calcitionin levels rise?
- Does thyroid cancer staging in younger patients need to be re-evaluated?
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
HYPERTHYROIDISM Updating the diagnostic criteria of thyroid storm
HYPERTHYROIDISM New test may help predict which patients with Graves' disease will remain in remission after stopping antithyroid drugs
HYPOTHYROIDISM Hypothyroidism in patients with pituitary disease may be present even when the standard tests are normal
HYPERTHYROIDISM TSH secreting tumors can be cured by long term octreotide treatment
THYROID CANCER Surgical treatment of RET mutation–positive medullary cancer can be based on measurement of calcitonin levels
THYROID CANCER Cancer staging for younger patients with extensive thyroid cancer needs to be re-evaluated