Clinical Thyroidology for the Public

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, FACE

Volume 8 Issue 12

Hyperthyroidism Awareness

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THYROID SURGERY Thyroid surgery is usually a safe operation and associated with a low rate of complications
Weiss A et al. Outcomes of thyroidectomy from a large California state database. Am J Surg. 2015 Sep 28 (ePub ahead of print)
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Lithium use is associated with an increased risk of hypothyroidism
Shine B et al. Long-term effects of lithium on renal, thyroid, and parathyroid function: a retrospective analysis of laboratory data. Lancet 2015;386:461-68.
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THYROID CANCER Moderate alcohol use may be associated with lower risk of thyroid cancer
Sen A et al . Baseline and lifetime alcohol consumption and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma in the EPIC study. Br J Cancer 2015;113:840-7. Epub August 27, 2015.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid nodules in older patients are less likely to be cancers but those that are cancers may be more aggressive
Kwong N et al. The influence of patient age on thyroid nodule formation, multinodularity, and thyroid cancer risk. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 14, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Can thyroid nodule features on non-contrast CT scans be helpful in the evaluation of thyroid nodules incidentally found on PET/CT scans?
Kim D et al. Risk stratification of thyroid incidentalomas found on PET/CT: The value of iodine content on noncontrast computed tomography. Thyroid. September 3, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Dabrafenib increases radioactive iodine uptake in patients with radioactive iodine-resistant thyroid cancer with BRAF-mutation
Rothenberg SM et al. Redifferentiation of iodine-refractory BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic papillary thyroid cancer with dabrafenib. Clin Cancer Res. December 30, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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