Vol 5 Issue 11

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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for Patients, edited by Dr. Alan Farwell, is a collection of summaries of recently published articles from the medical literature that covers the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders.

Starting with the May 2009 issue, Clinical Thyroidology for Patients will be published on a monthly basis and include summaries of research studies that were discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. Dr. Hershman is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Thyroidology.


Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 5

Volume 5 Issue 11

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Using age-specific upper limit for normal TSH slightly reduces the incidence of subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly
Kahapola-Arachchige KM et al. Age-specific TSH reference ranges have minimal impact on the diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). June 15, 2012 [E-pub ahead of print]. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2265.2012.04463.x.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism and the effect on chronic kidney disease
Shin DH et al. Preservation of renal function by thyroid hormone replacement therapy in chronic kidney disease patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. June 20, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Molecular analysis of thyroid nodule biopsies may be helpful to determine whether an indeterminate nodule is benign
Alexander EK et al. Preoperative diagnosis of benign thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology. N Engl J Med. June 25, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER It takes only one month for urinary iodine to return to its baseline value after the use of iodinated contrast agents in patients who have undergone thyroidectomy
Padovani R et al. One month is sufficient for urinary iodine to return to its baseline value after the use of water soluble iodinated contrast agents in post-thyroidectomy patients requiring radioiodine therapy. Thyroid. June 6m, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER PET scans are superior to radioactive iodine whole-body scanning in localizing recurrent or persistent thyroid carcinoma
Leboulleux et al. Postradioiodine treatment whole-body scan in the era of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for differentiated thyroid carcinoma with elevated serum thyroglobulin levels. Thyroid. 22:8:832-838.
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