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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for the Public summarizes selected research studies discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association.
Editor-in-chief, Alan Farwell, MD

Volume 7 Issue 10

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THYROID NODULES Evaluation of the Afirma™ Gene Expression Classifier to determine appropriateness of surgery in patients with indeterminate thyroid nodule biopsy results
McIver B et al An independent study of a gene expression classifier (Afirma™) in the evaluation of cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. April 29, 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. jc20133584. PMID: 24780044.
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THYROID NODULES Adding ultrasound features and more in-depth cytology can improve our ability to diagnose cancer in patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules
Jeong SH et al. Outcome of thyroid nodules characterized as atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance and correlation with ultrasound features and BRAF(V600E) mutation analysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2013;201:W854-60.
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PREGNANCY AND THYROID DISEASE What are the best approaches for diagnosing the etiology of thyrotoxicosis following delivery?
Ide A et al Differentiation of postpartum Graves’ thyrotoxicosis from postpartum destructive thyroiditis using antithyrotropin receptor antibodies and thyroid blood flow. Thyroid 2014:24:1027-31.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Subclinical hypothyroidism and thyroid antibodies are risk factors for miscarriage
Liu H et al Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism, thyroid autoimmunity and the risk of miscarriage: a prospective cohort study. Thyroid. August 2, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Incidentally identified thyroid cancers are not rare and may be advanced at the time of discovery
Malone M et al. Thyroid cancers detected by imaging are not necessarily small or early stage. Thyroid 2014;24;314-8. Epub September 13, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Exposure to low dose radioactive pre-ablation scanning does not affect long-term outcomes of patients with thyroid cancer
Yap BK, Murby B. No adverse affect in clinical outcome using low pre-ablation diagnostic 131I activity in differentiated thyroid cancer: refuting thyroid stunning effect. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Apr 24:jc20141405 [Epub ahead of print].
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