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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 8

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID AND PREGNANCY Subclinical hypothyroidism may be a risk factor for high blood pressure problems during pregnancy
Wilson KL et al. Subclinical thyroid disease and the incidence of hypertension in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:315-20.
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THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine therapy does not increase survival in patients with low risk thyroid cancer
Schvartz C et al Impact on overall survival of radioactive iodine in low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. February 16, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Stimulated thyroglobulin tests 5 years after initial treatment detect thyroid cancer recurrence in otherwise low risk patients
Rosario PW et al. Value of repeat stimulated thyroglobulin testing in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma considered to be free of disease in the first year after ablation. Thyroid. December 16, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1089/thy.2011.0214.
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THYROID NODULES Use of molecular markers on thyroid biopsy specimens to diagnose thyroid cancer
Prasad NB et al. Three-gene molecular diagnostic model for thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2012;22:275-84.

Keutgen XM, et al. A panel of four microRNAs accurately differentiates malignant from benign indeterminate thyroid lesions on fine needle aspiration. Clin Cancer Res. February 20, 2012
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THYROID HORMONE ACTION Patients with two abnormal copies of the thyroid hormone receptor gene have more severe symptoms of thyroid hormone resistance
Ferrara AM et al. Homozygous thyroid hormone receptor β-gene mutations in resistance to thyroid hormone: three new cases and review of the literature. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. February 8, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2642.
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