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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 6

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HYPOTHYROIDISM Is fluoridated drinking water associated with a higher prevalence of hypothyroidism?
Peckham S, Lowery D, Spencer S. Are fluoride levels in drinking water associated with hypothyroidism prevalence in England? A large observational study of GP practice data and fluoride levels in drinking water. J Epidemiol Community Health. February 24, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID AND PREGNANCY Could isolated hypothyroxinemia in pregnancy be caused by iron deficiency?
Yu X et al. Iron deficiency, an independent risk factor for isolated hypothyroxinemia in pregnant and nonpregnant women of childbearing age in China. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. January 19, 2015 [Epub ahead of print].
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HYPOTHYROIDISM TSH needs to be monitored in patients treated with levothyroxine plus multiple other drugs
Irving SA, Vadiveloo T, Leese GP. Drugs that interact with levothyroxine: an observational study from the thyroid epidemiology, audit and research study (TEARS). Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2015;82:136-141.
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IODINE AND THE THYROID Women who undergo xrays that include iodinated contrast agents should be followed for thyroid dysfunction
Kaneshige T et al, Changes in serum iodine concentration, urinary iodine excretion and thyroid function after hysterosalpingography using an oil-soluble iodinated contrast medium (lipiodol). J Clin Endocrinol Metab. December 29, 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
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THYROID CANCER Risks of thyroid cancer associated with neck CT scans
Tipnis SV et al. Thyroid Doses and Risks to Adult Patients Undergoing Neck CT Examinations. Am J Roentgenol 2015 May;204(5):1064-8.
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THYROID NODULES Qualitative ultrasound elastography holds promise for avoiding biopsy in some thyroid nodules
Nell S et al Qualitative elastography can replace thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration in patients with soft thyroid nodules. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Radiol 2015;84:652-61. Epub January 16, 2015
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