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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 2

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Editor’s Comments

HYPERTHYROIDISM Hyperthyroidism increases the risk of death compared to the population without hyperthyroidism
Brandt F et al Is the association between overt hyperthyroidism and mortality causal? Critical review and meta-analysis. Eur J Endocrinology. July 1, 2011.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Transesophageal echocardiograms (TES) can predict risk of blood clots in the heart in hyperthyroid patients with atrial fibrillation
De Souza MV et al. Atrial fibrillation & hyperthyroidism: relation between transesophageal markers of a thrombogenic milieu and clinical risk factors for thromboembolism. Clin Endocrinol. September 26, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04232.x.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Appropriate dietary iodine intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding is important for both the mother and the baby
Fuse Y et al Iodine status of pregnant and postpartum Japanese women: Effect of iodine Intake on maternal and neonatal thyroid function in an iodine-sufficient area. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. September 28, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Inexperience, cystic nodules and macrocalcifications often result in inadequate thyroid biopsy specimens
Choi SH et al. Factors affecting inadequate sampling of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;74:776-82.
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THYROID CANCER All forms of thyroid nodule calcification seen on computed tomography (CT) are associated with thyroid cancer
Wu CW et al. Calcifications in thyroid nodules identified on preoperative computed tomography: Patterns and clinical significance. Surgery 2011. September 10, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2011.07.032.
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THYROID CANCER Low levels of circulating adiponectin are an independent risk factor for papillary thyroid cancer
Mitsiades N et al. Circulating Adiponectin Is Inversely Associated with Risk or Thyroid Cancer: In Vivo and in vitro Studies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. September 21, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-1908.
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