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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.

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Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 6

Volume 6 Issue 1

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Weight gained after quitting smoking may be caused by onset of hypothyroidism
Carlé A et al. Smoking cessation is followed by a sharp but transient rise in the incidence of overt autoimmune hypothyroidism—a population-based, case–control study. Clin Endocrinol 2012;77:764-72.
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THYROID CANCER Smoking and alcohol consumption in relation to risk of thyroid cancer in post-menopausal women
Kabat GC et al. Smoking and alcohol consumption in relation to risk of thyroid cancer in postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiology 2012;36:335-340.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Valproic acid therapy causes subclinical hypothyroidism in children with seizure disorders
Kim SH et al. Subclinical hypothyroidism during valproic acid therapy in children and adolescents with epilepsy. Neuropediatrics 2012;43:135-9. Epub May 22, 2012; doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1313913.
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THYROID NODULES Microcalcifications and intranodular macrocalcifications are often found on preoperative ultrasounds of papillary thyroid carcinoma
Kim BK et al. Relationship between patterns of calcification in thyroid nodules and histopathologic findings. Endocrine J. October 6, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] EJ12-0294.
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THYROID CANCER Bilateral central-node dissection with total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer often results in permanent hypoparathyroidism
Giordano D et al. Complications of central neck dissection in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma: results of a study on 1087 patients and review of the literature. Thyroid 2012;22:911-7. Epub July 24, 2012.
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