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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

SEPTEMBER 2011 Volume 4 Issue 9

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THYROID CANCER Survival is similar in high risk thyroid cancer patients treated with radioactive iodine therapy after either thyroid hormone withdrawal or recombinant human TSH
Tala H et al. Five-year survival is similar in thyroid cancer patients with distant metastases prepared for radioactive iodine therapy with either thyroid hormone withdrawal or recombinant human TSH. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 11, 2011.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Hyperthyroidism in Patients with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
Walkington L et al Hyperthyroidism and human chorionic gonadotrophin production in gestational trophoblastic disease. Br J Cancer 2011;104:1665-9. Epub April 26, 2011.
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THYROID NODULES A negative FDG-PET scan excludes the diagnosis of cancer in thyroid nodules with non-diagnostic cytology
Giovanella L. et al. 18FDG-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning in thyroid nodules with nondiagnostic cytology. Clin Endocrinol 2011;74:644-8.
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THYROID NODULES Laser treatment for benign thyroid nodules
Døssing H et al. Long-term outcome following interstitial laser photocoagulation of benign cold thyroid nodules. Eur J Endocrinol 2011;165:123-8. Epub May 6, 2011.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Radioactive Iodine Exposure and Pregnancy
Sioka C, Totopoulos A. Effects of I-131 therapy on gonads and pregnancy outcome in patients with thyroid cancer. Fertil Steril 2011. 95:1552-9.
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is associated with other autoimmune disorders more frequently than Graves’ disease
Wiebolt J et al. Clustering of additional autoimmunity behaves differently in Hashimoto’s patients compared with Graves’ patients. Eur J Endocrinol 2011;164:789-94. Epub March 4, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER Increased intake of nitrate in the diet reported by American men diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Kilfoy BA, et al. Dietary nitrate and nitrite and the risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Int J Cancer 2011;129:160-72. doi: 10.1002/ijc.25650. Epub November 18, 2010.
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