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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 9

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Editor’s Comments

IN MEMORIAL – Dr. E. Chester “Chip” Ridgway

ATA establishes a named annual meeting program in memory of Dr. Chip Ridgway: “The E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference”

THYROID CANCER Sorafenib prolongs progression-free survival of metastatic thyroid cancer patients
Brose MS et al on behalf of the DECISION investigators. Sorafenib in radioactive iodine-refractory, locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer: a randomized, double-blind, phase 3 trial. Lancet. April 23, 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. pii: S0140-6736(14)60421-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60421-9. PMID:24768112
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer in survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Michaelson EM et al. Thyroid malignancies in survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphom. Int J Radiation Oncol Biol Phys. 88(3): 636-641. 2014.
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THYROID FUNCTION TESTS Is there an association between obesity and changes in TSH and free T3 levels?
Karavani G et al. Increases in thyrotropin within the near-normal range are associated with increased triiodothyronine but not increased thyroxine in the pediatric age group. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 30, 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and negative thyroid antibodies have a milder form of the disease
Rotondi M et al. Serum negative autoimmune thyroiditis displays a milder clinical picture compared with classic Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Eur J Endocrinol 2014;171:31-6. Epub April 17 2014
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SUBCLINICAL THYROID DISEASE There is no effect of subclinical thyroid dysfunction on bone density or hip fracture risk in older adults
Garin MC et al. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and hip fracture and bone mineral density in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 30, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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