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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 2

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Editor’s Comments

THYROID DISEASE AND PREGNANCY Thyroid dysfunction and autoimmune thyroid disease may increase risk of gestational diabetes
Karakosta P et al. Thyroid dysfunction and autoanti- bodies in early pregnancy are associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes and adverse birth outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. September 26, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Treatment of hyperthyroidism with larger doses of radioactive iodine produces a higher success rate
Sztal-Mazer S et al Evidence for higher success rates and successful treatment earlier in Graves’ disease with higher radioactive iodine doses. Thyroid 2012;22:991-5. doi: 10.1089/thy.2011.0362. Epub September 6, 2012.
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Lithium improves the effect of radioactive iodine treatment in patients with Graves’ disease or toxic nodular goiter
Martin NM et al. Adjuvant lithium improves the efficacy of radioactive iodine treatment in Graves’ and toxic nodular disease. Clin Endocrinol 2012;77:621-7.
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THYROID NODULES Thyroid nodule size larger than 4 cm does not increase the risk of false negative biopsy results or the risk of cancer
Burch HB et al The impact of thyroid nodule size on the risk of malignancy and accuracy of fine-needle aspiration: a ten-year study from a single institution. Thyroid September 10, 2012.
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THYROID NODULES Analysis of molecular markers on indeterminate thyroid biopsies may reduce the need for thyroid surgery
Duick DS et al. The impact of benign gene expression classifier test results on the endocrinologist-patient decision to operate on patients with thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytopathology. Thyroid 2012;22:996-1001. Epub August 8, 2012; doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0180.
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THYROID NODULES Is there a cost-effective way of predicting post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia?
Lazard DS et al. Early detection of hypocalcemia after total/completion thyroidectomy: routinely usable algorithm based on serum calcium level. World J Surg. August 2, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1007/s00268-012-1727-5.
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