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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 5

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Should patients with no functional thyroid gland be treated with both thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)?
Gullo D et al. Levothyroxine monotherapy cannot guarantee euthyroidism in all athyreotic patients. PLoS One 2011:6:e22552. Epub August 1, 2011.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with impaired blood flow into the heart muscle
Traub-Weidinger, T et al. Coronary vasoreactivity in subjects with thyroid autoimmunity and subclinical hypothyroidism before and after supplementation with thyroxine. THYROID, Jan, 2011.
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THYROID SURGERY Postoperative hypocalcemia is associated with preoperative Vitamin D deficiency
Kirkby-Bott J et al Preoperative vitamin D deficiency predicts postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. World J Surg 2011;35:324-30.
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THYROID NODULES Success rate of repeat biopsy of thyroid nodules may not necessarily be improved by waiting three months from the initial biopsy
Singh RS, Wang HH. Timing of repeat thyroid fine- needle aspiration in the management of thyroid nodules. Acta Cytol 2011;55:544-8. Epub December 9, 2011.
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THYROID CANCER Prophylactic central lymph node dissection in patients with papillary thyroid cancer reduces the need for reoperation for cancer recurrence
Popadich A et al. A multicenter cohort study of total thyroidectomy and routine central lymph node dissection for cN0 papillary thyroid cancer. Surgery 2011;150:1048-57.
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ANAPLASTIC THYROID CANCER Outcome of anaplastic thyroid cancer can be improved in some patients by using complete surgery and high-dose radiotherapy
Akaishi J et al. Prognostic factors and treatment outcomes of 100 cases of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid 2011;21:1183-9. Epub September 21, 2011.
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