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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 Thyroidology.

Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 5

Volume 5 Issue 10

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID AND PREGNANCY Brain development in pre-term infants born of mothers with hypothyroidism
Williams F et al Mild maternal thyroid dysfunction at delivery of infants born ≤34 weeks and neurodevelopmental outcome at 5.5 years. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. April 4, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1210/jc.2011-2451.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Maternal hypothyroidism during pregnancy is not associated with severe brain abnormalities in the baby if treated with thyroid hormone prior to the third trimester
Downing S et al. Severe maternal hypothyroidism corrected prior to the third trimester is associated with normal cognitive outcome in the offspring. Thyroid. 22(6): 625-630. 2012.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Higher risk of birth defects in women treated with methimazole vs. propylthiouracil during pregnancy
Yoshihara A et al. Treatment of Graves’ disease with antithyroid drugs in the first trimester of pregnancy and the prevalence of congenital malformation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. April 30, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2860.
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AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE Several forms of kidney disease may be associated with autoimmune thyroid disease
Kocak G et al. Coexistent findings of renal glomerular disease with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2012;76:759-62.
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THYROID CANCER Use of thyroid hormone withdrawal before radioactive iodine whole body scans for metastatic thyroid cancer is superior to recombinant TSH in detecting tumor sites
Van Nostrand D et al. Recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone versus thyroid hormone withdrawal in the identification of metastasis in differentiated thyroid cancer with 131I planar whole-body imaging and 124I PET. J Nucl Med. 2012;53:359-62. Epub February 7, 2012.
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