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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 3

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Overtreatment of congenital hypothyroidism in the first 2 years of life may be worse than undertreatment
Bongers-Schokking, JJ et al. Cognitive development in congenital hypothyroidism: is overtreatment a greater threat than undertreatment? J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013;98:4499-506. Epub August 26, 2013.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Treatment decisions in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism
Taylor PN et al. Falling threshold for treatment of borderline elevated thyrotropin levels—balancing benefits and risks: evidence from a large community-based study. JAMA Intern Med, October 7, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Cardiovascular risk and risk of death in patients with a history of thyroid cancer
Klein Hesselink EN et al Long-term cardiovascular mortality in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma: an observational study. J Clin Oncol 2013;31:4046-53. Epub October 7, 2013.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Should the approach to management of Graves’ hyperthyroidism in women of child-bearing age be revised?
Andersen L ey al. Birth defects after early pregnancy use of antithyroid drugs: a Danish nationwide study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013;98:4373-81. Epub October 22, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Does papillary thyroid cancer run in families?
Oakley GM et al. Establishing a familial basis for papillary thyroid carcinoma using the Utah population database. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. October 3, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Can we predict the presence of central neck nodal metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid cancer?
Thompson AM et al. A pre-operative nomogram for the prediction of ipsilateral central compartment lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid cancer. Thyroid. October 1, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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Thyroid Awareness monthly campaigns announced in cooperation with PuraVida
The ATA will be highlighting a distinct thyroid disorder each month and a portion of the sales for PuraVida bracelets will be donated to the ATA. The thyroid disorder designated for awareness this month is Cancer of the Thyroid .