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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:
- Should hypothyroid patients be treated with both T4 and T3?
- Does subclinical hypothyroidism cause heart problems?
- Does Vitamin D deficiency affect thyroid surgery?
- When should a repeat thyroid biopsy be done if the first biopsy is inconclusive?
- How extensive should thyroid cancer surgery be?
- Is there any hope for patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer?
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
HYPOTHYROIDISM Should patients with no functional thyroid gland be treated with both thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)?
HYPOTHYROIDISM Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with impaired blood flow into the heart muscle
THYROID SURGERY Postoperative hypocalcemia is associated with preoperative Vitamin D deficiency
THYROID NODULES Success rate of repeat biopsy of thyroid nodules may not necessarily be improved by waiting three months from the initial biopsy
THYROID CANCER Prophylactic central lymph node dissection in patients with papillary thyroid cancer reduces the need for reoperation for cancer recurrence
ANAPLASTIC THYROID CANCER Outcome of anaplastic thyroid cancer can be improved in some patients by using complete surgery and high-dose radiotherapy