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Welcome to our 6th year of Clinical Thyroidology for Patients, bringing to you, the patient, the most up-to-date, cutting edge thyroid research. What you read here as research studies will likely become the accepted practice in the future. Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is published on a monthly basis and includes summaries of research studies that were discussed in a recent issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. This means that you, the patients, are getting the latest information on thyroid research and treatment almost as soon as your physicians.
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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:
- Does untreated subclinical hypothyroidism lead to heart disease in the elderly?
- Should thyroid scans still be used in investigating thyroid nodules?
- Does the Bethesda classification for thyroid biopsies lead to effective management of thyroid nodules?
- How often does surgical lobectomy lead to hypothyroidism?
- Can PTH levels help predict the need for calcium supplementation after thyroid surgery?
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 Untreated subclinical hypothyroidism may not increase the risk of developing heart disease in the elderly
THYROID NODULES Should thyroid scans still be used in investigating thyroid nodules?
THYROID NODULES The Bethesda classification for thyroid biopsies is effective for clinical management of thyroid nodules
HYPOTHYROIDISM Patients undergoing a surgical lobectomy require long-term follow-up to detect postoperative hypothyroidism
THYROID SURGERY A single PTH measurement on the first postoperative day predicts the need for calcium supplementation following thyroid surgery
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