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

April 2010 Volume 3 Issue 4

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THYROID CANCER In children with thyroid cancer, the initial surgery has the most impact on risk of recurrence
Hay et al. Long-term outcome in 215 children and adolescents with papillary thyroid cancer treated during 1940 through 2008. World J Surg 2010; 20. (Epub ahead of print)
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HYPOTHYROIDISM What are the risk factors for the development of hypothyroidism?
Walsh et al. Thyrotropin and Thyroid Antibodies as Predictors of Hypothyroidism: A 13-Year Longitudinal Study of a Community-Based Cohort Using Current Immunoassay Techniques. J Clin Endocrinology Metabolism: March, 2010, Volume 95, Number 3, pp 1095-1104.
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE Patients with autoimmune thyroid disease have an increased risk for other autoimmune diseases
Boelaert et al. Prevalence and relative risk of other autoimmune diseases in subjects with autoimmune thyroid disease. Am J Med 2010;123:183.e1-9.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Thyroid cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or shortly after may be associated with a worse outcome
Vannucchi et al. Clinical and molecular features of differentiated thyroid cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. Eur J Endocrinol 2010;162:145-51.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Management of thyroid cancer during pregnancy
Holt EH. Care of the pregnant thyroid cancer patient. Curr Opin Oncol 2010;22:1-5.
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Treatment Update on Thyroid Cancer
CancerCare, in partnership with the American Thyroid Association
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.