Clinical Thyroidology for the Public

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

Volume 9 Issue 2

Thyroid Nodules Awareness

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SUBCLINICAL THYROID DYSFUNCTION Does subclinical thyroid dysfunction contribute to the frailty syndrome in men over 65 years of age?
Virgini VS et al; Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Research Group. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and frailty among older men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 23, 2015:jc20153191 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the mother during early pregnancy may increase the risk of their children having difficulty with mathematics.
Päkkilä FM et al. Maternal and child’s thyroid function and child’s intellect and scholastic performance. Thyroid. November 13, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Hypothyroidism is associated with a faulty increase in Hemoglobin A1C levelsEPIC study.
Anantarapu S et al Effects of thyroid hormone replacement on glycated he n non-diabetic subjects with overt hypothyroidism. Arch Endocrinol Metab. September 25 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM AND HYPOTHYROIDISM Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are uncommon causes of anemia
M’Rabet-Bensalah K et al Thyroid dysfunction and anemia in a large population-based study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2015 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/cen.12994. [Epub ahead of print]
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THYROID NODULES The ThyroSeq V2.1 multi-gene next-generation sequencing panel is effective at predicting a diagnosis of thyroid cancer in nodules with indeterminate cytology.
Nikiforov YE et al. Impact of the multi-gene ThyroSeq nextgeneration sequencing assay on cancer diagnosis in thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance cytology. Thyroid. Nov;25(11):1217-23.
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THYROID CANCER Detecting recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer costs much more in those with low-risk than high risk cancer.
Wang LY1 et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of papillary thyroid cancer surveillance. Cancer 2015;121(23):4132-40.
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