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

November 2010 Volume 3 Issue 11

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THYROID CANCER Dental x-rays may be associated with an increased greater risk of thyroid cancer
Memon A et al. Dental x-rays and the risk of thyroid cancer: a case–control study. Acta Oncol 2010;49:447-53.
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THYROID CANCER Differences in thyroid cancer presentation and outcomes in adolescent and young adults as compared with older adults
Vriens MR et al Clinical and molecular features of papillary thyroid cancer in adolescents and young adults. Cancer 2010. 10.1002/cncr.25369 [doi].
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer size is related to growth of the cancer outside the thyroid and to recurrence of the cancer
Kramer JA, Primary tumor size is a prognostic parameter in patients suffering from differentiated thyroid carcinoma with extrathyroidal growth: results of the MSDS trial. Eur J Endocrinology 2010;163:637-44.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Thyroid disorders are common in pregnant women without risk factors for thyroid disease
Horacek J et al Universal screening detects two-times more thyroid disorders in early pregnancy than targeted high-risk case finding. Eur J Endocrinol 2010;163:645-50. EJE-10-0516 [pii];10.1530/EJE-10-0516 [doi].
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THYROID CANCER In patients with papillary microcarcinomas, PET scan is useful to identify spread of the cancer outside the thyroid in the neck
Yun M et al; Visually discernible [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a potential new risk factor. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010;95:3182-8.
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