Clinical Thyroidology for the Public summarizes selected research studies discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association.
Editor-in-chief, Alan Farwell, MD
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THYROID CANCER The incidence of second primary cancers is significantly higher than expected in patients with thyroid cancer
Lu CH et al. Second primary malignancies following thyroid cancer: a population-based study in Taiwan. Eur J Endocrinol 2013;169:577-85.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Should the upper limit of TSH vary by gestational age during early pregnancy?
Li C et al. Assessment of thyroid function during first- trimester pregnancy: what is the rational upper limit of serum TSH during the first trimester in Chinese pregnant women? J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99:73-9. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-1674. Epub December 20, 2013.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM IN THE ELDERLY Hypothyroidism is not associated with mild cognitive impairment in elderly patients
Parsaik AK et al Hypothyroidism and risk of mild cognitive impairment in elderly persons: a population-based study. JAMA Neurol. December 30, 2013 [Epub ahead of print] (PDF File for saving and printing, 87 KB)
HYPOTHYROIDISM Thyroid hormone treatment of central hypothyroidism has a beneficial influence on cardiovascular risk factors
Klose M et al. Central hypothyroidism and its replacement have a significant influence on cardiovascular risk factors in adult hypopituitary patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:3802-10. Epub June 24, 2013; doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-1610.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM Patients with hypothyroidism who are taking levothyroxine doses of <125 mcg have more stable serum TSH levels than those on higher doses
Pecina J et al Levothyroxine Dosage is Associated with Stability of TSH Values. Am J Med. December 2013. pii: S0002-9343(13)01021-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.11.012 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Does a break in antithyroid drug treatment of hyperthyroidism lead to an increased risk of agranulocytosis?
Kobayashi S et al. Characteristics of Agranulocytosis as an Adverse Effect of Antithyroid Drugs in the Second or Later Course of Treatment. Thyroid. December 16, 2013 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/thy.2013.0476.
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