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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 9

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Does the treatment choice between antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine in hyperthyroid patients affect the risk of death?
Boelaert K et al. Comparison of mortality in hyperthyroidism during periods of treatment with thionamides and after radioiodine. J Clin Endocrin Metab 2013; 98: 1869-1882.
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GOITER Metformin prevents goiter in patients with type 2 diabetes
Ittermann T et al. Metformin inhibits goitrogenous effects of type 2 diabetes. Eur J Endocrinol 2013;169:9-15.
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GRAVES’ DISEASE Early treatment of hypothyroidism after radioactive iodine therapy for Graves’ disease prevents Graves’ ophthalmopathy
Stan MN et al, Cohort study on radioactive iodine-induced hypothyroidism: implications for Graves’ ophthalmopathy and optimal timing for thyroid hormone assessment. Thyroid 2013;23;620-5 doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0258.
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THYROID CANCER Percutaneous laser ablation is effective therapy for recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer in lymph nodes
Mauri G et al. Percutaneous laser ablation of metastatic lymph nodes in the neck from papillary thyroid carcinoma: preliminary results. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 10, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID HORMONES Both age and sex affects the relationship between blood levels of T4 and TSH
Hadlow NC et al. The relationship between TSH and free T4 in a laxrge population is complex, non-linear and differs by age and gender. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 13, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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