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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 12

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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Thyroid status and risk of miscarriage
Taylor PN et al. TSH levels and risk of miscarriage in women on long-term levothyroxine: a community-based study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. July 24, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY High perchlorate exposure in pregnant women is associated with low IQ in their 3-year old children
Taylor PN et al. Maternal perchlorate levels in women with borderline thyroid function during pregnancy and the cognitive development of their offspring: data from the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov;99(11):4291-8.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Initiation of metformin use is associated with a decrease in serum TSH levels among patients being treated for hypothyroidism
Fournier JP et al. Metformin and low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. CMAJ. September 22, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Repeat FNA is unnecessary for many nodules
Anderson TJ et al. Management of nodules with initially nondiagnostic results of thyroid fine-needle aspiration: can we avoid repeat biopsy? Radiology. April 17, 2014
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THYROID CANCER Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is not a risk factor for thyroid cancer
Castagna MG et al. Nodules in autoimmune thyroiditis are associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer in surgical series, but not in cytological series: evidence for selection bias.
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THYROID CANCER Elevated thyroglobulin levels at time of radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer predicts residual or persistent cancer
Ciappuccini R et al. Stimulated thyroglobulin level at ablation in differentiated thyroid cancer: the impact of treatment preparation modalities and tumor burden. Eur J Endocrinol 2014;171:247-52. Epub May 27, 2014
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