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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

April Thyroid Awareness

Volume 8 Issue 5

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Editor’s Comments

HYPOTHYROIDISM Is it worthwhile to screen for thyroid disease?
Rugge JB et al. Screening and treatment of thyroid dysfunction: an evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2015;162:35-45.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Diagnosing mild thyroid problems in early pregnancy and defining its impact on complications of pregnancy needs to be revisited
Ong GS et al. Does the thyroid-stimulating hormone measured concurrently with first trimester biochemical screening tests predict adverse pregnancy outcomes occurring after 20 weeks gestation? J Clin Endocr Metab 2014;99:E:2663-72.
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Selenium supplementation during pregnancy
Mao J et al. Effect of low-dose selenium on thyroid autoimmunity and thyroid function in UK pregnant women with mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency. Eur J Nutr., 2014 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine therapy for women with thyroid cancer is associated with delayed time to child-bearing and with decreased fertility in older women
Wu JX et al. Reproductive outcomes and non-oncologic complications after radioactive iodine ablation for well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid 2015;251:133-8.
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THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine treatment in patients with thyroid cancer can damage the nasal area
Jonklaas J et al. Nasal symptoms after radioiodine therapy: a rarely described side effect with similar frequency to lacrimal dysfunction. Thyroid. September 8, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER No clinical advantage to prophylactic central-neck dissection for papillary thyroid cancer
Viola D et al Prophylactic central compartment lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma: clinical implications derived from the first prospective randomized controlled single institution study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. January 15, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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