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

October 2010 Volume 3 Issue 10

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THYROID CANCER Pertechnetate thyroid scanning is a low-cost and widely available option for patients who require thyroid imaging before Radioactive Iodine therapy
Kueh SS et al. Role of tc-99m pertechnetate for remnant scintigraphy post-thyroidectomy. Clin Nucl Med 2010;35:671-4.
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THYROID CANCER Care should be taken in interpreting blood thyroglobulin levels in thyroid cancer
Verburg FA et al. Heterophile antibodies rarely influence the measurement of thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibodies in differentiated thyroid cancer patients. Horm Metab Res 2010. 10.1055/s-0030-1254132 [doi] (PDF File for saving and printing, 125 KB)

THYROID HORMONE AND PREGNANCY Transient hypothyroxinemia may affect brain development in preterm infants
Delahunty C et al. Levels of neonatal thyroid hormone in preterm infants and neurodevelopmental outcome at 5½ years: Millennium Cohort Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. jc.2010-0743 [pii];10.1210/jc.2010-0743 [doi] (PDF File for saving and printing, 91 KB)

THYROID AND BONE Thyroid Hormone Levels and Bone Density in Men
Kim et al. The association between serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and bone mineral density in healthy euthyroid men. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2010;73:396-403. doi.1111/j.1365-2265.2010.03818.x
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY TSH concentration is increased and FT4 is decreased in pregnancies resulting in miscarriage or fetal death
Ashoor G et al. Maternal thyroid function at 11 to 13 weeks of gestation and subsequent fetal death. Thyroid. 2010; 20(9):989-993.
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