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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

March Thyroid Awareness

Volume 8 Issue 3

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THYROID NODULES Thyroid nodules may disappear on long-term follow-up after iodization of salt
Krejberg A et al. Thyroid nodules in an eleven year DanThyr follow-up study. JCEM 2014; 99(12):4749-4754
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Congenital hypothyroidism in the mother and pregnancy complications
Leger J et al. Pregnancy outcomes and relationship to treatment adequacy in women treated early for congenital hypothyroidism: a longitudinal population-based study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. November 25, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Immune suppression with prednisolone may improve in-vitro fertilization outcomes in women with anti-thyroid antibodies
Litwicka K et al. In women with thyroid autoimmunity, does low-dose prednisolone administration, compared with no adjuvant therapy, improve in vitro fertilization clinical results? J Obstet Gynaecol Res. November 25, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID NODULES Cytology, ultrasound features and the BRAF mutation predicts cancer in thyroid nodules classified as AUS/FLUS
Jeong SH et al Outcome of thyroid nodules characterized as atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance and correlation with ultrasound features and BRAF(V600E) mutation analysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2013;201:W854-60.
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THYROID CANCER Younger patients with papillary microcarcinoma are more likely to progress to significant disease
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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