Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for Patients 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. Mazzaferri is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical

January 2010 Volume 3 Issue 1

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Editor’s Comments

EDITOR’S CHOICE — HYPOTHYROIDISM Elevated cardiovascular risk factors in women with subclinical hypothyroidism are decreased by treatment with levothyroxine
Adrees M et al. Effects of 18 months of L-T4 replacement in women with subclinical hypothyroidism. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2009;71:298-303
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HYPERTHYROIDISM Severe Hyperthyroidism: Cause, Patient Features and Treatment Outcomes
Iglesias P, et al. Severe Hyperthyroidism: aetiology, clinical features and treatment outcomes. Clin Endocrinology (Oxf) 2009; August 4
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THYROID CANCER Thyroid cancer in children is increasing and is more common in girls than in boys
Hogan AR et al. Pediatric thyroid carcinoma: incidence and outcomes in 1753 patients. J Surg Res 2009;156:167-72.
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THYROID CANCER Recurrence of thyroid cancer during the first year after the initial surgery has a worse prognosis than later recurrences
Lin JD et al. Early recurrence of papillary and follicular thyroid carcinoma predicts a worse outcome. Thyroid 2009;19:1053-9.
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THYROID CANCER Patients with multiple small thyroid cancers may have a better chance of being cured when treated with total or near-total thyroidectomy
Ross DS et al Recurrence after treatment of micropapillary thyroid cancer. Thyroid 2009;19:1043-8.
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