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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

August 2010 Volume 3 Issue 8

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THYROID HORMONE AND PREGNANCY Hypothyroxinemia and risk for delays in brain development
Henrichs J et al. Maternal thyroid function during early pregnancy and cognitive functioning in early childhood: the Generation R Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010; jc.2010-0415 [pii];10.1210/jc.2010-0415 [doi].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY First Trimester TSH levels between 2.5 and 5.0 are associated with increased pregnancy loss
Negro R et al, Increased Pregnancy Loss Rate in Thyroid Antibody Negative Women with TSH Levels between 2.5 and 5.0 in the First Trimester of Pregnancy. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 95 (9): 2010.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid Cancer seems to be similar in children and young adults
Machens et al, Papillary Thyroid cancer in children and adolescents does not differ in growth pattern and metastatic behavior. J Pediatr 2010. S0022-3476(10)00326-4 [pii];10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.04.026 [doi].
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GRAVES’ OPTHALMOPATHY Rituximab appears to be effective in the treatment of severe thyroid eye disease
Silkiss RZ, et al. Rituximab for Thyroid Eye Disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2010. DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181c4dfde.
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THYROID CANCER The decrease in serum calcitonin concentrations after surgery in patients with medullary thyroid cancer identifies patients with persistent cancer
Faggiano A et al. A decrease of calcitonin serum concentrations less than 50 percent 30 minutes after thyroid surgery suggests incomplete C-cell tumor tissue removal. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. 0-0045 [pjc.201ii];10.1210/jc.2010-0045[doi].
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