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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 7

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Editor’s Comments

SUMMARY Thyroid Shielding During Diagnostic Medical and Dental X-Ray Procedures
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Should there be universal screening for detection of thyroid disease in pregnancy?
Lazarus JH et al. Antenatal thyroid screening and childhood cognitive function. N Engl J Med 2012:366:493-501
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Testing for hypothyroidism during pregnancy
Blatt AJ et al. National status of testing for hypothyroidism during pregnancy and postpartum. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 97(3): 777-784. 2012
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Brain development may be entirely normal in children born to women with hypothyroidism who are treated during pregnancy
Momotani N et al. Neurodevelopment in children born to hypothyroid mothers restored to normal thyroxine (T4) concentration by late pregnancy in Japan: No apparent influence of maternal T4 deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. February 8, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Increased risk of hyperthyroidism within 2 years after exposure to intravenous contrast dye
Rhee CM et al. Association between iodinated contrast media exposure and incident hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Arch Internal Medicine. 2012; 172: 153-159.
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THYROID CANCER Microscopic extension of thyroid cancer does not change the risk of cancer recurrence
Nixon IJ et al The impact of microscopic extrathyroid extension on outcome in patients with clinical T1 and T2 well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Surgery 2011;150:1242-49.
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THYROID CANCER Successful low dose radioactive iodine therapy in papillary microcarcinoma
Clerc J e al Outpatient thyroid remnant ablation using repeated low 131-iodine activities (740 MBq/20 mCi x 2) in patients with low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. January 11, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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SPOTLIGHT ON Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation Becoming “Greater Than Graves'”