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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

June 2010 Volume 3 Issue 6

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Editor’s Comments

A Message to Patients Regarding Thyrogen

THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy is associated with younger age, male gender and solitary nodules
Rago et al. Male sex, single nodularity, and young age are associated with the risk of finding a papillary thyroid cancer on fine-needle aspiration cytology in a large series of patients with nodular thyroid disease. European J. Endocrinology. 2010; 162: 763-770.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Older patients with hyperthyroidism have fewer symptoms as compared with younger patients
Boelaert et al. Older subjects with hyperthyroidism present with a paucity of symptoms and signs: a large cross-sectional study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. jc.2009- 2495 [pii];10.1210/jc.2009-2495 [doi].
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THYROID CANCER Sorafenib and Sunitinib are effective in patients with progressive metastatic thyroid cancer
Cabanillas et al. Treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer: the M. D. Anderson experience. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. jc.2009-1923;10.1210.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer surgeons find comparable results achieved with second operations versus initial operations to remove lymph nodes for papillary thyroid cancer
Shen et al. Central neck lymph node dissection for papillary thyroid cancer: comparison of complication and recurrence rates in 295 initial dissections and reoperations. Arch Surg 2010;145:272-5.
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THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine treatment after recombinant TSH is associated with longer retention of the radioactive iodine in the thyroid remnant while reducing exposure to the rest of the body
Taïeb et al. Iodine biokinetics and radioiodine exposure after recombinant thyrotropin-associated remnant ablation in comparison with thyroid hormone withdrawal. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. Jc.2009-2528-2528 [pii];101210/jc.2009-2528 [doi].
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