Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is a collection of summaries of recently published articles from the medical literature that covers the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders.

Starting with the May 2009 issue, Clinical Thyroidology for Patients will be published on a monthly basis and include 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. Dr. Mazzaferri is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical

Current Issue -September 2009 Volume 2 Issue 5

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THYROID AND PREGNANCY The Presence Of Anti-Thyroid Antibodies During The First Trimester Of Pregnancy Is A Major Risk For Perinatal Death
Männistö T, Vääräsmäki M, Pouta A, Hartikainen AL, Ruokonen A, Surcel HM, Bloigu A, Järvelin MR, Suvanto-Luukkonen E. Perinatal outcome of children born to mothers with thyroid dysfunction or antibodies: a prospective population-based cohort study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009;94:772-9.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM There Is An Increased Incidence Of Hyperthyroidism In Down Syndrome That Should Be Regularly Tested For At All Ages
Goday-Arno A, Cerda-Esteva M, Flores-Le-Roux JA, Chillaron-Jordan JJ, Corretger JM, Cano-Perez JF. Hyperthyroidism in a population with Down syndrome (DS). Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2009;71:110-4.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM The Onset Of Vasculitis With Antithyroid Drugs Is Both Rare And Unpredictable, But Is More Common With PTU
Noh JY, Yasuda S, Sato S, Matsumoto M, Kunii Y, Noguchi Y, Mukasa K, Ito K, Ito K, Sugiyama O, Kobayashi H, Nihojima S, Okazaki M, Yokoyama S. Clinical characteristics of myeloperoxidase antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis caused by antithyroid drugs. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009;94:2806-11.
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131I Therapy Surprisingly Is Kept In The Body Longer In Patients Treated With Furosemide And Potassium Chloride Than In A Control Group
Matovic MD, Jankovic SM, Jeremic M, Tasic Z, Vlajkovic M. Whole- body radioiodine retention 72 hours after I-131 therapy is paradoxically higher in patients treated with furosemide and potassium chloride than in control group. Thyroid 2009;19:843-8.
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THYROID CANCER In Patients With Thyroid Microcarcinoma, Spread Of The Cancer To The Lymph Nodes Or Outside Of The Neck At The Time Of Diagnosis Is Associated With An Unfavorable Outcome
Izquierdo R, Shankar R, Kort K, Khurana K. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the management of thyroid nodules in children and adolescents. Thyroid 2009;19:703–5.
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