CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY FOR PATIENTS
A publication of the American Thyroid Association
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Welcome to Clinical Thyroidology for Patients. This publication is a collection of summaries of recently published articles from the medical literature that covers the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders. Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is published on a monthly basis and includes summaries of research studies that were discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. The Calendar of Events highlights educational forums and support groups that are organized by members of the Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, the Graves’ Disease Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.
IMPORTANT MEETING NOTICE
I would like to invite all of you to attend the Annual Alliance Patient Educational Forum at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL on Saturday September 26, 2009. This is free and open to the public. Come and get answers to your questions about thyroid disease diagnosis and management. Please see details later in this issue.
IN THIS ISSUE, STUDIES ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- What is the relationship between TSH and miscarriage in pregnant women?
- Is the TSH normal range different according to age and race?
- What is the best time to give rhTSH to increase RAI uptake into the thyroid?
- How common is anemia in Graves’ disease?
- What is the best way to give RAI to thyroid cancer patients after their initial surgery?
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 Farwell, MD