CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY FOR PATIENTS
A publication of the American Thyroid Association
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Welcome to Clinical Thyroidology for Patients. This publication is a collection of summaries of the top articles from the recent medical literature that cover the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders. Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is published on a monthly basis and includes 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. This means that you, the patients, are getting the latest information on thyroid research and treatment almost as soon as your physicians. The Calendar of Events highlights educational forums and support groups that are organized around the country by members of the Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, the Graves’ Disease Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.
IN THIS ISSUE, STUDIES ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Can large nodular goiters be treated with radioactive iodine?
- Does obesity case thyroid cancer?
- Can iodide help patients with Graves’ hyperthyroidism respond to treatment quicker?
- When is the best time to take thyroid hormone?
- Do you need to worry about cancer in nodules in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease?
- Can we predict who will develop thyroid disease?
- Do most children with Prader-Willi Syndrome have hypothyroidism?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.
— Alan P. Farwell, MD