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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

April 2011 Volume 4 Issue 4

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HYPERTHYROIDISM The natural progression of mild subclinical hyperthyroidism in elderly women
Rosario PW. Natural history of subclinical hyperthyroidism in elderly patients with TSH between 0.1 and 0.4 mIU/l: a prospective study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2010;72:685-8.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Progression of subclinical hyperthyroidism to overt hyperthyroidism occurs more rapidly when thyroid nodules are the cause
Shouten BJ et al. Subclinical thyrotoxicosis in an outpatient population-predictors of outcome. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;74:257-61.
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THYROID CANCER Imaging in thyroid cancer patients with spread of the cancer outside of the neck
Deandreis et al. Tumor necrosis and absence of I-131 uptake predict progression of metastatic thyroid cancer. Endocr Relat Cancer 2011;18:159-169.
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THYROID CANCER TSH-stimulated thyroglobulin testing is sufficient in following high-risk thyroid cancer patients
de Meer SG et al. The role of routine diagnostic radioiodine whole-body scintigraphy in patients with high-risk differentiated thyroid cancer. J Nucl Med 2011;52:56-9. Epub December 13, 2010.
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THYROID CANCER Changing Age and Size Trends in Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Hughes DT et al. The most commonly occurring papillary thyroid cancer in the United States is now a microcarcinoma in a patient older than 45 years. Thyroid. 2011 Mar;21(3):231-6. Epub 2011 Jan 26.
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THYROID CANCER How often are BRAF genetic mutations found in biopsy samples of thyroid nodules?
Kim et al. Surgical results of thyroid nodules according to management guideline based on BRAF-V600E mutation status. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Jan 14, 2011 [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1210/jc.2010-1082.
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THYROID NODULES Thyroid nodule macrocalcification does not mean the nodule is benign
Lu et al, Clinical value of using ultrasound to assess calcification patterns in thyroid nodules. World J Surg 2011;35:122-7.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM High rate of persistent hypothyroidism in a large-scale prospective study of postpartum thyroiditis in southern Italy
Stagnaro-Green A, et al. High Rate of Persistent Hypothyroidism in a Large-Scale Prospective Study of Postpartum Thyroiditis in Southern Italy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 96:652-657, 2011.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Hereditary Activating Mutations of the TSH Receptor Lead to Hyperthyroidism
Hébrant A et al Genetic hyperthyroidism: hyperthyroidism due to activating TSHR mutations. Eur J Endocrinol 2011;164:1-9.
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