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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. Hershman is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical

Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 4

October 2011 Volume 4 Issue 10

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Levothyroxine use in the elderly is associated with an increased risk of fractures
Turner MR et al. Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: nested case-control study. BMJ 2011;342:d2238.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Different degrees of hypothyroidism are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and death
McQuade C et al Hypothyroidism and Moderate Subclinical Hypothyroidism are associated with increased all-cause mortality, independent of coronary heart disease risk factors: a PreCIS Database Study. Thyroid. Vol 21, Number 8, 2011, 837-843.
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THYROID CANCER Small thyroid bed masses found after initial treatment of thyroid cancer have a benign outcome
Rondeau G et al. Ultrasonographically detected small thyroid bed nodules identified after total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer seldom show clinically significant structural progression. Thyroid. 2011 Aug;21(8):845-53.
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THYROID CANCER Can radioactive iodine treatment be avoided in some patients with thyroid cancer?
Vaisman F et al. Initial therapy with either thyroid lobectomy or total thyroidectomy without radioactive iodine remnant ablation is associated with very low rates of structural disease recurrence in properly selected patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). February 8, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER Medullary thyroid microcarcinomas have significant rates of poor prognostic features and require appropriate surgical management
Kazaure HS et al. Medullary thyroid microcarcinoma: a population-level analysis of 310 patients. Cancer. June 29, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26283.
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE When are positive thyroid antibodies clinically useful?
Hutfless S et al. Significance of Prediagnostic Thyroid Antibodies in Women with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E1466-E1471, 2011.
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