Clinical Thyroidology for the Public Volume 10 Issue 2

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 10 Issue 2

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SUBCLINICAL THYROID DYSFUNCTION Subclinical hyperthyroidism, but not subclinical hypothyroidism, is associated with increased dementia risk
Rieben C et al Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction and the Risk of Cognitive Decline: a Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. September 30, 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Should patient age and gender influence screening for autoimmune hypothyroidism?
Carlé A et al. Hypothyroid symptoms fail to predict thyroid insufficiency in old people: a population-based case-control study. Am J Med. July 6, 2016
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY How often is iodine supplementation recommended by U.S. midwives and obstetricians to their patients?
De Leo S et al. Iodine Supplementation in Women During Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation: Current Clinical Practice by U.S. Obstetricians and Midwives. Thyroid 2016 (ePub)
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THYROID CANCER The increased incidence of thyroid cancer is worldwide
Wiltshire JJ et al. Systematic review of trends in the incidence rates of thyroid cancer. Thyroid 2016;26:1541-52.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer over-diagnosis is a result of screening programs in South Korea
Park S et al Association between screening and the thyroid cancer “epidemic” in South Korea: evidence from a nationwide study. BMJ 2016;355:i5745. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5745.
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THYROID CANCER BRAF-positive thyroid cancer differs from RAS-positive thyroid cancer
Kakarmath S et al Clinical, sonographic, and pathological characteristics of RAS-positive versus BRAFpositive thyroid carcinoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016;101:4938-44. Epub September 30, 2016.
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