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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 9

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Editor’s Comments

HYPERTHYROIDISM Updating the diagnostic criteria of thyroid storm
Akamizu T et al. Diagnostic criteria and clinico-epidemiological features of thyroid storm based on a nationwide survey. Thyroid. April 11, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1089/thy.2011-0334.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM New test may help predict which patients with Graves’ disease will remain in remission after stopping antithyroid drugs
Giuliani C et al. A TSHR-LH/CGR chimera that measures functional thyroid-stimulating autoantibodies (TSAb) can predict remission or recurrence in Graves’ patients undergoing antithyroid drug (ATD) treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. April 6 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2897.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Hypothyroidism in patients with pituitary disease may be present even when the standard tests are normal
Doin FC et al Diagnosis of subclinical central hypothyroidism in patients with hypothalamic-pituitary disease by Doppler echocardiography. Eur J Endocrinol 2012;166:631-640.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM TSH secreting tumors can be cured by long term octreotide treatment
Fliers E, et al. Cure of a thyrotropin (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenoma by medical therapy. Clin Endocrinol. April 6, 2012) [Epub ahead of print]. Doi:10,1111/j. 1365-2265.2012.04405.x
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THYROID CANCER Surgical treatment of RET mutation–positive medullary cancer can be based on measurement of calcitonin levels
Ferrara AM et al. Homozygous thyroid hormone receptor β-gene mutations in resistance to thyroid hormone: three new cases and review of the literature. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. February 8, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2642.
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THYROID CANCER Cancer staging for younger patients with extensive thyroid cancer needs to be re-evaluated
Tran Cao HS et al. A critical analysis of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for differentiated thyroid carcinoma in young patients on the basis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry. Surgery. April 11, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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