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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 8

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GRAVES’ DISEASE Selenium deficiency and Graves’ eye disease
Khong JJ et al. Serum selenium status in Graves’ disease with and without orbitopathy: a case-control study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2014:80:905-910. Epub January 30, 2014.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Hyperthyroidism is associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease and heart failure, even 20 years after treatment with thyroid surgery
Ryödi E et al Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in surgically treated hyperthyroidism—a nation-wide cohort study with a long-term follow-up. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2014;80:743-50.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Hypothyroidism reduces the volume of the hippocampus, a critical site for memory
Cooke GE et al. Hippocampal volume is decreased in adults with hypothyroidism Thyroid 2014;24:433-40.
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THYROID CANCER The intraoperative detection of nodal metastases from papillary thyroid cancer is poor and is not impacted by a surgeon’s level of training
Scherl S et al, The effect of surgeon experience on the detection of metastatic lymph nodes in the central compartment and the pathologic features of clinically unapparent metastatic lymph nodes: what are we missing when we don’t perform a prophylactic dissection of central compartment nodes in papillary thyroid cancer? Thyroid. April 30, 2014.
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THYROID CANCER Patients with poorly differentiated thyroid cancer die from distant spread of the tumor
Ibrahimpasic T et al Outcomes in patients with poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99:1245-52.
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