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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

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

Volume 7 Issue 5

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Editor’s Comments

HYPERTHYROIDISM Antithyroid drugs remain the first choice for treatment in uncomplicated Graves’ disease
Mohlin E et al 2013 Long-term prognosis after medical treatment of Graves’ disease in a northern Swedish population 2000-2010. Eur J Endocrinol 2014;170:419-27.
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SUBCLINICAL THYROID DISEASE Subclinical thyroid disease is not associated with altered sleep quality in older men
Akatsu H et al. Association between thyroid function and objective and subjective sleep quality in older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOs) study. Endocr Pract. January 21, 2014:1-34 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID HORMONE TREATMENT Suppressive therapy with levothyroxine does not impair cognitive function
Samuels MH The effects of levothyroxine replacement or suppressive therapy on health status, mood and cognition. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Jan 13:jc20133686 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULE Utility of genetic testing in thyroid nodule biopsies
Alexander EK et al Multicenter clinical experience with the afirma gene expression classifier. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99:119-25. Epub December 20, 2013; doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-2482.
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THYROID CANCER Younger patients with small papillary cancers are more likely to progress to clinical disease than older patients
Ito Y et al. Patient age is significantly related to the progression of papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid under observation. Thyroid 2014; 24:27-34. Epub November 14, 2013.
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THYROID CANCER Preoperative TSH is associated with prognosis in thyroid cancer
McLeod DSA and the National Thyroid Cancer Treatment Cooperative Study Group. Prognosis of differentiated thyroid cancer in relation to serum thyrotropin and thyroglobulin antibody status at time of diagnosis. Thyroid 2014;24 35-42. Epub September 4, 2013; doi:10.1089/thy.2013.0062.
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