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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

September 2010 Volume 3 Issue 9

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID CANCER Patients with very low-risk thyroid cancer treated with thyroidectomy rarely have persistent or recurrent cancer and may not require radioactive iodine therapy
Durante C et al; on behalf of the Papillary Thyroid Cancer Study Group. Identification and optimal postsurgical follow-up of patients with very low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010;19:487-94.
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THYROID CANCER Presence of BRAF gene mutations in small thyroid cancers is an indication of worse prognosis
Basolo F et al. Correlation between the BRAF V600E mutation and tumor invasiveness in papillary thyroid carcinomas smaller than 20 millimeters: analysis of 1060 cases. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010 doi:101210/jc.2010/jc.2010-0337.
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THYROID CANCER Lemon juice increases the radiation exposure of salivary glands after Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment in patients with thyroid cancer
Jentzen W et al. The influence of saliva flow stimulation on the absorbed radiation dose to the salivary glands during radioiodine therapy of thyroid cancer using (124) I PET(CT) imaging. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2010. July 13 (Epub ahead of print).
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THYROID CANCER Neck ultrasound and thyroglobulin levels are superior to diagnostic whole body scans during follow-up of patients thyroid cancer
Kim EY et al. Clinical outcomes of persistent radioiodine uptake in the neck shown by diagnostic whole body scan in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma after initial surgery and remnant ablation. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2010;73:257-63.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid hormone therapy without TSH suppression may be considered for patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer after the initial surgery
Sugitani I, Fujimoto Y. Does postoperative thyrotropin suppression therapy truly decrease recurrence in papillary thyroid carcinoma? A randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. jc.2010-0161 [pii];10.1210/jc.2010-0161 [doi] (PDF File for saving and printing, 112 KB)