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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 3

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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients Volume 6 Issue 3 (PDF file, 1.15 MB)


Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Untreated subclinical hypothyroidism may not increase the risk of developing heart disease in the elderly
Hyland KA et al. Persistent subclinical hypothyroidism and cardiovascular risk in the elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Clin Endo Metab, Nov. 16, 2012 (Epub).
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THYROID NODULES Should thyroid scans still be used in investigating thyroid nodules?
Graf D et al. Functional activity of autonomous adenoma in Germany. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2012;137:2089-92.
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THYROID NODULES The Bethesda classification for thyroid biopsies is effective for clinical management of thyroid nodules
Bongiovanni M et al. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: a meta-analysis. Acta Cytol. 2012;56:333-9. Epub July 25, 2012; doi: 10.1159/000339959.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Patients undergoing a surgical lobectomy require long-term follow-up to detect postoperative hypothyroidism
Verloop H et al. Risk of hypothyroidism following hemithyroidectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis of prognostic studies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97:2243-55. Epub April 17, 2012.
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THYROID SURGERY A single PTH measurement on the first postoperative day predicts the need for calcium supplementation following thyroid surgery
Cayo AK et al. Predicting the need for calcium and calcitriol supplementation after total thyroidectomy: results of a prospective, randomized study. Surgery 2012;152:1059-67. Epub October 13, 2012.
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