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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 12

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID AND CHOLESTEROL Does thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) affect cholesterol levels?
Wanjia X et al. A high normal TSH level is associated with an atherogenic lipid profile in euthyroid non-smokers with newly diagnosed asymptomatic coronary heart disease. Lipids Health Dis 2012;11:44.

Wang F et al. Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels within the reference range are associated with serum lipid profiles independent of thyroid hormones. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97:2724-31. Epub June 22, 2012.
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THYROID NODULES Thyroid nodules are common in survivors of childhood leukemias and lymphomas treated with total-body x-ray irradiation
Vivanco M et al 2012. Malignant and benign thyroid nodules after total body irradiation preceding hematopoietic cell transplantation during childhood. Eur J Endocrinol 167:225-233. Epub May 22, 2012.
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THYROID NODULES Serum TSH levels in the upper normal range suggest that a thyroid nodule is cancerous
McLeod DS et al Thyrotropin and thyroid cancer diagnosis: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97(8):2682-92.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer is more common in reproductive age women but is not clinically more aggressive
Lee JC et al. Papillary thyroid carcinoma in pregnancy: a variant of the disease? Ann Surg Oncol. August 9, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER What can we learn from gene markers in cancer tissue from patients with papillary thyroid cancer?
Romei C et al Modifications in the papillary thyroid cancer gene profile over the last 15 years J Clin Endocrinol Metab September, 2012 97(9):E1758-E1765.
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THYROID CANCER Are Hürthle-cell thyroid cancers really a more aggressive form of thyroid cancer?
Goffredo Pet al. Hurthle cell carcinoma. Cancer. July 11, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27770.
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