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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

July 2011 Volume 4 Issue 7

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

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID AND WEIGHT Does extreme obesity affect thyroid hormone absorption?
Michalaki MA et al. Impaired pharmacokinetics of levothyroxine in severely obese volunteers. Thyroid. March 21, 2011 [E-pub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1089/thy.2010.0149.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Thyroid Autoimmunity and Pregnancy
Chen L, Hu R. Thyroid autoimmunity and miscarriage: a meta-analysis. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;74:513-9.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Pregnant women in the United States are at risk for low iodine intake
Caldwell KL et al. Iodine status of the U.S. Population, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008. Thyroid. February 16, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Selenium may prevent goiter and thyroid nodules
Rasmussen LB et al. Selenium status, thyroid volume, and multiple nodule formation in an area with mild iodine deficiency. Eur J Endocrinol 2011;164:585-90. Epub January 17, 2011.
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THYROID NODULES Metformin shrinks thyroid nodules in patients with insulin resistance
Rezzonico J et al Metformin treatment for small benign thyroid nodules in patients with insulin resistance. Metal Syndr Relate Disord 2011;9:69-75. Epub December 3, 2010.
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THYROID CANCER Can a second surgery cure patients with recurrence of thyroid cancer in the lymph nodes of the neck?
Yim JH et al. The outcomes of first reoperation for locoregionally recurrent/persistent papillary thyroid carcinoma in patients who initially underwent total thyroidectomy and remnant ablation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. April 20, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER A blood test predicts low risk of thyroid cancer return
Malandrino P et al Risk-adapted management of differentiated thyroid cancer assessed by a sensitive measurement of basal serum thyroglobulin. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. March 30, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER Second cancers following radioactive iodine therapy for low-risk thyroid cancer
Iyher NG et al. Rising incidence of second cancers in patients with low-risk (T1N0) thyroid cancer who receive radioactive iodine therapy. Cancer. March 22, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26070.
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