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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

Thyroid Awareness February

Volume 8 Issue 2

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GRAVES’ DISEASE Chronic potassium iodide therapy caused remission in about half of Graves’ patients who had side effects while taking antithyroid drugs
Okamura K et al Remission after potassium iodide therapy in patients with Graves’ hyperthyroidism exhibiting thionamide-associated side effects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99:3995-4002. Epub August 21, 2014.
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GOITER Treatment with modified-release recombinant human TSH prior to radioactive iodine therapy for large goiters does not change the degree of shrinkage of the goiter but does cause more hypothyroidism
Fast S et al Long-term efficacy of modified-release recombinant human TSH (MRrhTSH) augmented radioiodine (131I) therapy for benign multinodular goiter: results from a multicenter international, randomized, placebo-controlled dose-selection study. Thyroid. December 16, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].
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CHILDHOOD RADIATION Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in World War II atomic bombs survivors 60 years later
Imaizumi M et al Association of Radiation Dose With Prevalence of Thyroid Nodules Among Atomic Bomb Survivors Exposed in Childhood (2007-2011). JAMA Intern Med 2014 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] (PDF File for saving and printing, 71 KB)

THYROID CANCER Cancers in the thyroid isthmus are more likely to spread outside of the thyroid
Hahn SY et al. Ultrasound findings of papillary thyroid carcinoma originating in the isthmus: comparison with lobe originating papillary thyroid carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2014;203:637-42.
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THYROID CANCER A simple blood test can be helpful in the diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer
Cantara S et al Circulating miRNA95 and miRNA190 are sensitive markers for the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules in a Caucasian population. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99(11):4190-8. Epub July 24, 2014.
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THYROID CANCER Large lymph nodes containing metastatic papillary thyroid cancer confer a higher risk of persistent or recurrent cancer than small lymph nodes
Bardet S et al Prognostic value of microscopic lymph node involvement in patients with papillary thyroid cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(1):132-140.
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