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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for Patients, edited by Dr. Alan Farwell, 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 5

Volume 5 Issue 1

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RADIOACTIVE IODINE Radiation protection after a nuclear accident
Hänscheid H et al Facing the nuclear threat: thyroid blocking revisited. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. August 24, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Pre-term birth and its relationship to hypothyroidism
Crump, C et al Preterm birth and risk of medically treated hypothyroidism in young adulthood. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;75:255-260.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Pregnant women benefit from beginning iodine supplementation long before pregnancy
Moleti M. et al Maternal thyroid function in different conditions of iodine nutrition in pregnant women exposed to mild-moderate iodine deficiency: an observational study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;74:762-8.
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THYROID NODULES Can nodules with a benign ultrasound appearance be left alone without biopsy?
Virmani V, Hammond I. Sonographic patterns of benign thyroid nodules: verification at our institution. Am J Roentgenol 2011;196:891-5.
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GOITER Increasing rates of total thyroidectomy for non-cancerous thyroid disorders
Ho TW et al. Utilization of thyroidectomy for benign disease in the United States: a 15-year population-based study. Am J Surg 2011;201:570-4.
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THYROID CANCER Is a family history of any cancer a risk for thyroid cancer?
Xu L et al. Family history of cancer and risk of sporadic differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Cancer. 2011. Epub online publication July 28, 2011
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THYROID CANCER Determining which thyroid cancer patients are at low risk for cancer recurrence
Castagna MG et al. Delayed risk stratification, to include the response to initial treatment (surgery and radioiodine ablation), has better outcome predictivity in differentiated thyroid cancer patients. Eur J Endocrinol 2011;165:441-6. Epub July 12, 2011; doi: 10.1530/eje-11-0466.
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