Hyperthyroidism

High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

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Higher levels of free T4 that remain within the reference range are associated with a greater prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease, indicated by an increased risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease before RA diagnosis.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

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Excess cardiovascular disease mortality persisted for many years after thyroid-ablative treatment in patients who received radioactive iodine who did not become hypothyroid.

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

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Compared with uninfected individuals, people with HIV controlled with combination antiretroviral therapy are not at increased risk of developing thyroid dysfunction.

Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

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Findings do not support a role for subclinical thyroid dysfunction as a biomarker for bone-related outcomes in older men.

Impaired Vascular Dysfunction in Primary Hyperparathyroidism May Impact Cognition

Impaired Vascular Dysfunction in Primary Hyperparathyroidism May Impact Cognition

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It has been previously reported that parathyroidectomy can reverse cognitive dysfunction associated with primary hyperparathyroidism.

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

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Maternal thyroid function and weight gain in early pregnancy were associated with hypothyroidism, but not hyperthyroidism.

Active Ophthalmopathy Benefits From Teprotumumab Treatment

Active Ophthalmopathy Benefits From Teprotumumab Treatment

Patients given teprotumumab were more likely to experience a response at 24 weeks vs placebo.

Silent Thyroiditis Risk Increased With Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Silent Thyroiditis Risk Increased With Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

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Physicians need to be aware of silent thyroiditis as a rare but serious side effect of lithium therapy.

American Thyroid Association: Revised Guidelines for Hyperthyroidism, Thyrotoxicosis

American Thyroid Association: Revised Guidelines for Hyperthyroidism, Thyrotoxicosis

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The revised guidelines for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis from the American Thyroid Association include several important updates pertaining to diagnosis, monitoring, and management.

VIDEO: New Changes in Hyperthyroidism Guideline

VIDEO: New Changes in Hyperthyroidism Guideline

Douglas Ross, MD, discusses changes in ATA guidelines regarding the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

Breast Cancer Risk Varied With Thyroid Function Level

Breast Cancer Risk Varied With Thyroid Function Level

Women with hyperthyroidism have increased breast cancer risk, while hypothyroidism is associated with decreased risk.

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Raises Fracture Risk

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Raises Fracture Risk

Researchers found greater risk of hip and other fractures with subclinical hyperthyroidism.

High, Low Thyroid Hormone Levels During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Brain Development

High, Low Thyroid Hormone Levels During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Brain Development

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Maternal hormone levels during pregnancy may have adverse effects on the infant's IQ later in childhood.

Thyroid Disease May Adversely Affect Women's Reproductive Health

Thyroid Disease May Adversely Affect Women's Reproductive Health

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Thyroid disease, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, may be linked to fertility problems and miscarriages in women.

What You Should Know About Iodine Nutrition: 6 Common Patient Misperceptions

What You Should Know About Iodine Nutrition: 6 Common Patient Misperceptions

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Adequate iodine nutrition is essential for production of thyroid hormones, but many patients harbor misperceptions about iodine intake.

Rituximab Bests Methylprednisolone in Graves' Orbitopathy

Rituximab Bests Methylprednisolone in Graves' Orbitopathy

In a randomized, double-blind study, Rituximab was more effective in treating Graves' orbitopathy than intravenous methylprednisolone.

Fewer Adverse Events for Elderly with High TSH, Low FT4

Fewer Adverse Events for Elderly with High TSH, Low FT4

Higher TSH and lower FT4 thyroid hormone levels are associated with decreased risk for adverse effects in older adults.

Methimazole Exposure Linked to Higher Pregnancy Complication Rate

Methimazole Exposure Linked to Higher Pregnancy Complication Rate

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Women should likely discontinue methimazole during pregnancy to prevent complications.

Rituximab Not Effective in Graves' Orbitopathy

Rituximab Not Effective in Graves' Orbitopathy

Rituximab did not perform better than a placebo in treating Graves' orbitopathy in a randomized controlled trial.

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence on Thyroid Screening

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence on Thyroid Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force states that more evidence is needed to adequately assess the benefits or harms of thyroid screening.

Does Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction Affect Bone Health?

Does Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction Affect Bone Health?

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Controversy about the effects of subclinical thyroid dysfunction and bone health are further clouded by conflicting study results.

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Subclinical thyroid dysfunction may increase risk for fractures.

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