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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


Clinical Thyroidology
for Patients Volume 5

Volume 5 Issue 4

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Editor’s Comments

HYPERTHYROIDISM Prolonged therapy with antithyroid medication leads to a 50% remission rate for Graves’ Disease in children
Léger J et al.. French Childhood Graves’ Disease Study Group: Positive impact of long-term antithyroid drug treatment on the outcome of children with Graves’ disease: national long-term cohort study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. October 26, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Postpartum psychosis is more prevalent in women with autoimmune thyroid disease
Bergink V et al. Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in postpartum psychosis. Br J Psychiatry 2011;198:264-8. Epub February 22, 2011.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy and baby IQ scores
Behrooz HG et al. IQ scores of children evaluated between ages 4 and 14.5 years born to women with subclinical hypothyroidism were similar to the IQs of children born to euthyroid treated women. Subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy: intellectual development of offspring. Thyroid 2011;21:1143-7.
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GOITER Treatment of goiter and nodules is successful with levothyroxine plus iodine
Grussendorf M et al. Reduction of thyroid nodule volume by levothyroxine and iodine alone and in combination: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. June 29, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-0356.
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THYROID AND THE HEART Can we measure early changes in heart function in thyroid cancer patients taking high dose of thyroid replacement?
Taillard V et al Early detection of Isolated Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in High-Risk Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Patients on TSH-Suppressive Therapy. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011;75:709-14.
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THYROID CANCER Use of radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer has increased and varies among hospitals
Haymart MR et al. Use of radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer. JAMA 2011;306:721-8.
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