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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

June 2011 Volume 4 Issue 6

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THYROID CANCER A negative FDG -PET scan excludes the diagnosis of cancer in thyroid nodules >15 mm diameter
Vriens D et al. The role of [(18) F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxyd- glucose-positron emission tomography in thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration biopsy: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Cancer. March 22, 2011. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26085.
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THYROID CANCER Risk of persistent thyroid cancer in patients with negative thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibodies performed on some commercial tests
Spencer C et al. Current thyroglobulin autoantibody (TgAb) assays often fail to detect interfering TgAb that can result in the reporting of falsely low/undetectable serum thyroglobulin IMA values for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;18:2010-2762.
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THYROID CANCER Implications of bisphosphonate use in thyroid cancer related bone metastatic disease
Orita Y et al Zoledronic acid in the treatment of bone metastases from differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid 2011;21:31-5. Epub November 8, 2010.
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THYROID NODULES A review of the diagnostic accuracy of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy
Wang CC et al. A large multicenter correlation study of thyroid nodule cytopathology and histopathology. Thyroid 2011;21:243-51.
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THYROID NODULES A study about the risk of thyroid cancer in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens read as suspicious
Roh MH et al. The predictive value of the fine-needle aspiration diagnosis “suspicious for a follicular neoplasm, hurthle cell type” in patients with hashimoto thyroiditis. Am J Clin Pathol 2011;135:139-45.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY The placenta can store different amounts of iodine during pregnancy
Burns R et al. Is placental iodine content related to dietary iodine intake? Clin Endocrinol 2011. doi 0.1111/j.1365- 2265.2011.04039.x
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HYPOTHYROIDISM High doses of soy phytoestrogen are a risk factor in the progression of subclinical to overt hypothyroidism
Sathyapalan, T, et al. The effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, crossover study, J Clinical Endocrinol Metab 2011; 96 (5): 1442-49
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism in patients with pituitary tumors
Koulouri O et al. Diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism in TSH deficiency compared to primary thyroid disease: pituitary patients are at risk of under-replacement with Levothyroxine. Clin Endocrinology. 2011 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.03984.x.
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