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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 7

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PREGNANCY Clinical care of women with hypothyroidism during their reproductive years requires awareness of the consequences by patients and clinicians
Vadiveloo T et al. Thyroid testing in pregnant women with thyroid dysfunction in Tayside, Scotland: the thyroid epidemiology, audit and research study (TEARS). Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2013;78:466-71.
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THYROID SURGERY Surgeon-performed laryngeal ultrasound can be used to screen for vocal-cord abnormalities before thyroid surgery
Cheng SP et al. Preoperative ultrasonography assessment of vocal cord movement during thyroid and parathyroid surgery. World J Surg 2012;36:2509-15.
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THYROID CANCER Is obesity a risk factor for thyroid cancer?
Han JM et al. Obesity is a risk factor for thyroid cancer in a large, ultrasonographically screened population. Eur. J. Endocrinol. 2013. 168:879-886.
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THYROID CANCER Is there a relationship between thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?
Lee JH et al. The association between papillary thyroid carcinoma and histologically-proven Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a meta-analysis. Eur J Endocrinol. December 4, 2012.
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THYROID CANCER The risk of cancer increases when a thyroid nodule is larger then 2cm
Kamran SC et al. Thyroid nodule size and prediction of cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013;98:564-70. Epub December 28, 2012; doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-2968.
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THYROID CANCER The BRAF V600E gene mutation in papillary thyroid cancer is associated with more rapid cancer growth and a higher death rate
Xing M Association between BRAF v600e mutation and mortality in patients with papillary thyroid cancer. JAMA 2013; Vol. 309: pp.1493-1501.
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