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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 Thyroidology.

Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 4

May 2011 Volume 4 Issue 5

Now available in pdf format for saving and printing and Web page format for viewing online

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Editor’s Comments

GOITER Modified-release recombinant human TSH and its effect on large goiters treated with radioactive iodine
Graf H et al. Modified-release recombinant human TSH (MRrhTSH) augments the effect of 131I therapy in benign multinodular goiter: results from a multicenter international, randomized, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. February 23, 2011
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THYROID CANCER Is obesity directly involved in causing thyroid cancer?
Kitahara CM et al Obesity and thyroid cancer risk among U.S. men and women: a pooled analysis of five prospective studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2011;20:464-72. Epub January 25, 2011.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Rapid control of hyperthyroidism from Graves’ Disease with iodide
Takata K et al Benefit of short-term iodide supplementation to antithyroid drug treatment of thyrotoxicosis due to Graves’ disease. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2010;72:845-50.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM When is the best time to take thyroid hormone?
Bolk N et al. Effects of evening vs. morning levothyroxine intake: A randomized double-blind crossover trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(22):1996-2003.
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid nodules in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease should be evaluated for thyroid cancer
Mukasa K et al Prevalence of malignant tumors and adenomatous lesions detected by ultrasonographic screening in patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases. Thyroid 2011;21:37-41. Epub October 9, 2010..
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASES Can we predict who will develop thyroid dysfunction, and when?
Effraimidis et al. Natural history of the transition from euthyroidism to overt autoimmune hypo- or hyperthyroidism: a prospective study Eur J Endocrinol 2011;164:107-113. Epub October 18, 2010.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Children with Prader–Willi Syndrome frequently have central hypothyroidism
Vaiani E et al. Thyroid axis dysfunction in patients with Prader–Willi syndrome during the first 2 years of life. Clin Endocrinol 2010;73:546-50.
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