Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

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 1

Thyroid Awareness Month

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Does a normal TSH mean that patients are on the right levothyroxine dose?
Peterson SJ et al. Is a normal TSH synonymous with “euthyroidism” in levothyroxine monotherapy? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 4, 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY High TSH and TPO Ab positivity are associated with a higher risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
Ying H et al. Maternal TSH level and TPOAb status in early pregnancy and their relationship to the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Endocrine. July 16, 2016. Epub ahead of print.
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THYROID NODULES Evaluation of thyroid nodule biopsies may identify less aggressive noninvasive follicular thyroid cancers
Strickland KC et al. Preoperative cytologic diagnosis of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillarylike nuclear features: a prospective analysis. Thyroid 2016;26:1466-71. Epub September 8, 2016.
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THYROID NODULES Mutational testing is helpful in identifying indeterminate thyroid nodules as benign
Shrestha RT et al. Correlation between histological diagnosis and mutational panel testing of thyroid nodules: a two year institutional experience. Thyroid 2016;26:1068-76. Epub July 12, 2016.
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THYROID CANCER Patients with thyroid cancers 1 to 2 cm are treated differently from those with cancers smaller than 1 cm.
Anderson KL Jr et al T1a versus T1b differentiated thyroid cancers: do we need to make the distinction? Thyroid 2016;26:1046-52. Epub July 6, 2016.
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THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine therapy timing in thyroid cancer treatment.
Scheffel RS et al. Timing of radioactive iodine administration does not influence outcomes in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 26(11): 1623-1629. 2016.
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