Clinical Thyroidology for Patients
Up-to-date information to help you understand thyroid disease through the latest research.
In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:
- How effective are antithyroid drugs in treating Graves' Disease in children?
- Do thyroid disorders cause postpartum psychosis?
- Does subclinical hypothyroidism in the mother affect the baby's IQ scores?
- Can medical treatment shrink thyroid nodules?
- Do suppressive levothyroxine doses in thyroid cancer patients cause heart disease?
- Does RAI use in thyroid cancer patients depend on the hospital where the patient is treated?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.
— Alan P. Farwell, MD
HYPERTHYROIDISM Prolonged therapy with antithyroid medication leads to a 50% remission rate for Graves' Disease in children
THYROID AND PREGNANCY Postpartum psychosis is more prevalent in women with autoimmune thyroid disease
THYROID AND PREGNANCY Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy and baby IQ scores
GOITER Treatment of goiter and nodules is successful with levothyroxine plus iodine
THYROID AND THE HEART Can we measure early changes in heart function in thyroid cancer patients taking high dose of thyroid replacement?
THYROID CANCER Use of radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer has increased and varies among hospitals