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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

August 2011 Volume 4 Issue 8

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HYPERTHYROIDISM Choosing the dose of radioactive iodine that cures hyperthyoidism without causing hypothyroidism
Chen DY et al Striving for euthyroidism in radioiodine therapy of Graves’ disease: a 12-year prospective, randomized, open-label blinded end point study. Thyroid 2011;21:647-54. Epub May 12, 2011.
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GRAVES’ DISEASE Selenium improves mild Graves’ eye disease
Marcocci C, et al. Selenium and the Course of Mild Graves’ Orbitopathy. N Engl J Med 2011;364;1920-31.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PREGNANCY Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism is beneficial in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment
Kim C-H et al. Effect of levothyroxine treatment on in vitro fertilization and pregnancy outcome in infertile women with subclinical hypothyroidism undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertil Steril 2011; 95:1650-4. Epub December 30, 2010.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Immune-promoting chemicals can be measured in blood which probably cause the early stages of thyroid damage and hypothyroidism in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Antonelli A et al Increase of circulating CXCL 9 and CXCL 11 associated with euthyroid or subclinically hypothyroid autoimmune thyroiditis. J Clin Endocrinology and Metab., 2011, 96:1859-63.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon have a spectrum of different thyroid problems
Soldevila B et al. A prospective study of T- and B-lymphocyte subpopulations, Th1/Th2 balance and regulatory CD4+CD25+CD127low/-FoxP3+ T cells in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection developing interferon-induced thyroiditis. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011 May 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04112.x . [Epub ahead of print] (PDF File for saving and printing, 112 KB)

THYROID NODULES RET/PTC rearrangement may determine rapid growth of benign thyroid nodules
Sapio MR et al High growth rate of benign thyroid nodules bearing RET/PTC rearrangements. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:E916-9. Epub March 16, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER Increasing rate of BRAF gene mutation in patients with papillary thyroid cancer
Mathur et al. Higher rate of BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer over time: A single-institution study Surgical results of thyroid nodules according to management guideline based on BRAF-V600E mutation status. Cancer. Mar 15, 2011[Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1210/jc.2010-1082.
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