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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 3

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HYPOTHYROIDISM Only a few children with subclinical hypothyroidism progress to overt disease within 3 years
Radetti G et al. The natural history of the normal/mild elevated TSH serum levels in children and adolescents with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and isolated hyperthyrotropinaemia: a three year follow-up. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). October 10, 2011. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04251.x.
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THYROID NODULES A taller-than-wide thyroid nodule shape on ultrasound imaging is associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer
Moon et al. A taller-than-wide shape in thyroid nodules in transverse and longitudinal ultrasonographic planes and the prediction of malignancy. Thyroid 2011;21(11):1249-1253.
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THYROID CANCER What is the risk of cancer in suspicious thyroid biopsies
Castro MR et al Predictors of malignancy in patients with cytologically suspicious thyroid nodules. Thyroid 2011;21:1191-8. Epub October 18, 2011.
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THYROID NODULES Improving needle biopsy accuracy with molecular testing
Nikiforov YE et al. Impact of mutational testing on the diagnosis and management of patients with cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules: a prospective analysis of 1056 FNA samples. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:3390-7. Epub August 31 2011.

Vriens MR et al. MicroRNA expression profiling is a potential diagnostic tool for thyroid cancer. Cancer. October 17, 2011. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1002/cncr.26587.
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THYROID CANCER Total thyroidectomy vs. lobectomy for initial thyroid cancer surgery
Nixon, IJ et al. Thyroid lobectomy for treatment of well differentiated intrathyroid malignancy. Surgery. 2011. October 14, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Determining the ideal dose of radioactive iodine in the treatment of thyroid cancer
Klubo-Gwiezdzinska J, et al. Efficacy of dosimetric versus empiric prescribed activity of 131I for therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:3217-25. Epub August 17, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER The thyroglobulin doubling time predicts survival in patients with papillary thyroid cancer
Miyauchi A et al. Prognostic impact of serum thyroglobulin doubling-time under thyrotropin suppression in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma who underwent total thyroidectomy. Thyroid 2011;21:707-16. Epub June 7, 2011.
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