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 3

Thyroid Nodules Awareness

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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Environmental perchlorate exposure causes slight decreases in the mother’s thyroid function during pregnancy
Steinmaus C et al Thyroid hormones and moderate exposure to perchlorate during pregnancy in women in Southern California. Environ Health Perspect. October 20, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Pregnancy does not increase the size of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas
Ito Y et al. Effects of pregnancy on papillary microcarcinomas of the thyroid re-evaluated in the entire patient series at Kuma Hospital. Thyroid 2016;26:156-60. Epub December 15, 2015.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PREGNANCY Low thyroid levels during pregnancy is associated with abnormal metabolism in the mother
Knight BA et al. Maternal hypothyroxinaemia in pregnancy is associated with obesity and adverse maternal metabolic parameters. Eur J Endocrinol 2016;174:51-7.
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE Which patients with diabetes should be routinely screened for thyroid diseases?
Fleiner HF et al. Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in autoimmune and type 2 diabetes: the population-based HUNT Study in Norway. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. November 19, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Metabolic parameters in euthyroid and hypothyroid women on levothyroxine are different
Samuels MH et al. Effects of levothyroxine replacement or suppressive therapy on energy expenditure and body composition. Thyroid. December 23, 2015 (Epub ahead of print).
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THYROID FUNCTION TESTS “No Detectable TSH” doesn’t always mean a patient has hyperthyroidism or central hypothyroidism
Pappa T et al TSHβ variant with impaired immunoreactivity but intact biological activity and its clinical implications. Thyroid 2015;25:869-75. Epub June 15, 2015.
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