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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 Thyroidology.

Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 4

January 2011 Volume 4 Issue 1

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID CANCER Recombinant human TSH is as effective as thyroid hormone withdrawal in treating thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine
Tuttle RM et al. Radioactive iodine administered for thyroid remnant ablation following recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone preparation also has an important adjuvant therapy function. Thyroid 2010;20:257-63.
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THYROID CANCER AND PREGNANCY Pregnancy may not have an impact on cancer recurrence in women with thyroid cancer
Hirsch D et al. Impact of pregnancy on outcome and prognosis of survivors of papillary thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2010; 20(10):1179-1185.
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THYROID CANCER Serum thyroglobulin levels predict cancer recurrence following radioactive iodine treatment for low risk thyroid carcinoma
Pelttari H et al. Post-ablative serum thyroglobulin is an independent predictor of recurrence in low-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma: a 16-yr follow-up study. Eur J Endocrinol 2010;163:757-63. EJE-10-0553 [pii];10.1530/EJE-10-0553 [doi].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Possible mechanisms of weight loss during treatment of hypothyroidism
Karmisholt J et al. Weight Loss after Therapy of Hypothyroidism Is Mainly Caused by Excretion of Excess Body Water Associated with Myxoedema. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010. jc.2010-1521 [pii];10.1210/jc.2010-1521[doi].
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HIGHLIGHT: ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association ThyCa Holds Successful 13th Annual Thyroid Cancer Survivors Conference