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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.

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Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 6

Volume 6 Issue 11

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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients Volume 6 Issue 11 (PDF file, 2.11 MB)


Editor’s Comments

GRAVES’ DISEASE Drinking alcohol reduces the risk of developing Graves’ disease
Carlé A et al Graves’ hyperthyroidism and moderate alcohol consumption: evidence for disease prevention. Clin Endocrinol 2013;79:111-119. Epub April 19, 2013.
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THYROID HORMONE THERAPY Taking levothyroxine with breakfast may be fine for many patients
Perez CL et al. Serum thyrotropin levels following levothyroxine administration at breakfast. Thyroid 2013;23:779-84. Epub June 21, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Repeated dental x-rays without neck shielding increases risk of thyroid cancer
Neta G et al. A prospective study of medical diagnostic radiography and risk of thyroid cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2013;177:800-9. Epub March 15, 2013; doi: 10.1093/aje/kws315.
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THYROID CANCER High risk of thyroid cancer in patients with multinodular goiter
Smith JJ et al. Cancer after thyroidectomy: a multi-institutional experience with 1,523 patients. J Am Coll Surg 2013;216:571-9. Epub February 8, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Male sex is not an independent prognostic factor for thyroid cancer
Nilubol N et al. Multivariate analysis of the relationship between male sex, disease-specific survival, and features of tumor aggressiveness in thyroid cancer of follicular cell origin. Thyroid 2013;23:695-702. Epub May 28, 2013; doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0269.
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