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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 11

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HYPERTHYROIDISM Subclinical hyperthyroidism reduces survival in patients under age 65 years
van de Ven AC et al. Associations between thyroid function and mortality: the influence of age. Eur J Endocrinol 2014;171:183-91. Epub May 6, 2014.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM The time lag between initiation of amiodarone treatment and first evidence of thyrotoxicosis is a useful indicator for identifying the type of amiodarone–induced thyrotoxicosis
Tomisti L et al. The onset time of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) depends on AIT type. Eur J Endocrinol 2014; 171:363-8. Epub June 16, 2014.
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THYROID CANCER Cold climate is a risk factor for thyroid cancer
Lehrer S, Rosenzweig KE. Cold Climate Is a Risk Factor for Thyroid Cancer. Clin Thyroidol 2014;26:273–276.
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THYROID CANCER Presence of gene mutations in patients with papillary thyroid cancer are associated with more aggressive cancer
Xing M et al. BRAF V600E and TERT Promoter Mutations Cooperatively Identify the Most Aggressive Papillary Thyroid Cancer With Highest Recurrence. J Clin Oncol. July 14, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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IODINE DEFICIENCY Patients on long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk for iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism
Guidetti M et al. Iodine nutrition in adults on long-term home parenteral nutrition. Nutrition 2014;30(9):1050-4. Epub April 3, 2014.
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