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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 12

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID AND THE ENVIRONMENT High environmental exposure to perchlorate and thiocyanate, in combination with low urinary iodine, is associated with decreased thyroid hormone levels.
Steinmaus C et al. Combined effects of perchlorate, thiocyanate, and iodine on thyroid function in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-08. Environ Res 2013;123:17-24. Epub March 7, 2013.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Iodine use does not affect the small changes in free thyroxine (FT4) levels during late pregnancy
Brucker-Davis F et al Iodine supplementation throughout pregnancy does not prevent the drop in FT4 in the second and thirds trimesters in women with normal initial thyroid function. Eur Thyroid J. July 16, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Do benign thyroid nodules require long-term follow-up?
Lee S et al. The biopsy-proven benign thyroid nodule: is long-term follow-up necessary? J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:81-9. Epub May 6, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER BRAF mutation is not an independent predictor of spread of thyroid cancer to the lymph nodes the classical variant of papillary thyroid cancer
Li C et al. Does BRAF V600E mutation predict aggressive features in papillary thyroid cancer? Results from four endocrine surgery centers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013;98:3702-12. Epub August 22, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Patients with thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have a better prognosis than those without thyroiditis
Dvorkin S et al. Differentiated thyroid cancer is associated with less aggressive disease and better outcome in patients with coexisting Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013;98:2409-14. Epub April 22, 2013.
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