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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

February 2011 Volume 4 Issue 2

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID CANCER Management of patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma
Durante et al. Identification and optimal postsurgical follow-up of patients with very low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. J Clin Endocrinol 2010;95:4882-8
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THYROID CANCER Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: prevalence and the case for screening
Article 1: Valle LA, Kloos RT. The prevalence of occult medullary thyroid carcinoma at autopsy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 13, 2010. doi:10.1210/jc.2010-0959
Article 2: Chambon G et al. The use of preoperative routine measurement of basal serum thyrocalcitonin in candidates for thyroidectomy due to nodular thyroid disorders: results from 2733 consecutive patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. September 29, 2010. doi:10.1210/jc.2010-0162.
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THYROID NODULES Shear wave elastography for thyroid nodules
Shear wave elastography: A new ultrasound imaging mode for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid nodules. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010; 95:5281-8
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Universal screening for thyroid disorders during pregnancy
Wang W et al The prevalence of thyroid disorders during pregnancy in China: the benefits of universal screening in the first trimester of pregnancy. Eur J Endocrinol. November 8, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM The natural progression of subclinical hyperthyroidism
Vadiveloo T et al. The Thyroid Epidemiology, Audit, and Research Study (TEARS): the natural history of endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 6, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM T3-predominant Graves’ disease
Ito M et al. Type 1 and type 2 iodothyronine deiodinases in the thyroid gland of patients with 3,5,3′-triiodothyronine-predominant Graves’ disease. Eur J Endocrinol. October 11, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
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HIGHLIGHT: Graves’ Disease Foundation The Graves’ Disease Foundation holds successful annual Patient & Family Conference