Clinical Thyroidology for the Public summarizes selected research studies discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association. Editor-in-chief, Alan Farwell, MD, FACE
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY No association was found between exposures to endocrine disruptors in the mother during pregnancy, infant thyroid function, and birth outcomes
Berg V et al. Persistent organic pollutants and the association with maternal and infant thyroid homeostasis: a multipollutant assessment. Environ Health Perspect. May 24, 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Variation of TSH in the normal range or thyroid autoimmunity is not associated with pregnancy loss or miscarriage
Plowden TC et al, Subclinical hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity are not associated with fecundity, pregnancy loss or live birth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. March 29, 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Effects of thyroid hormone replacement during pregnancy
Maraka S et al Effects of levothyroxine therapy on pregnancy outcomes in women with subclinical hypothyroidism. Thyroid. May 16, 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Thyroid blood tests and general well-being, mood and brain function
Samuels M et al. Effect of thyroid function variations within the laboratory reference range on health status, mood and cognition in levothyroxine treated subjects. Thyroid 2016 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]
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THYROID NODULES The Afirma Gene Expression Classifier increased the rate of indeterminate thyroid biopsy results and did not decrease surgical rates
Sacks WL et al. Impact of Afirma gene expression classifier on cytopathology diagnosis and rate of thyroidectomy. Cancer Cytopathol 2016, Epub
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