CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY FOR PATIENTS
A publication of the American Thyroid Association
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Welcome to Clinical Thyroidology for Patients. This publication is a collection of summaries of the top articles from the recent medical literature that cover the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders. Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is published on a monthly basis and includes 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. This means that you, the patients, are getting the latest information on thyroid research and treatment almost as soon as your physicians. The Calendar of Events highlights educational forums and support groups that are organized around the country by members of the Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, the Graves’ Disease Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.
IN THIS ISSUE, STUDIES ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Is there a risk for delayed brain development in children of women without hypothyroidism but lower thyroxine levels during pregnancy?
- Is there a risk for miscarriage in women without hypothyroidism but TSH values in the upper normal range during pregnancy?
- Is there a difference in thyroid cancer between children and young adults?
- How effective is a new treatment in patients with severe thyroid eye disease?
- Can inter-operative calcitonin levels predict a cure in medullary thyroid cancer?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.
— Alan P. Farwell, MD