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Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Women with subclinical hypothyroidism who undergo thyroid hormone treatment have a decreased risk of pregnancy loss, but may experience other pregnancy-related adverse outcomes.

Study Assesses Treatment Dose, Timing of Levothyroxine in Congenital Hypothyroidism

Study Assesses Treatment Dose, Timing of Levothyroxine in Congenital Hypothyroidism

Early detection and quick treatment with levothyroxine are essential in treating children with congenital hypothyroidism.

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

Half of the infants in the study had a delayed diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism.

Serum TSH Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Prematurity in Offspring

Serum TSH Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Prematurity in Offspring

Women with higher-than-normal thyrotropin concentrations during pregnancy may be more likely to experience premature delivery.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk Higher With Hypothyroidism

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk Higher With Hypothyroidism

Lower thyroid function was associated with a 1.24-fold higher risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Physician Opinions Vary Regarding Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Physician Opinions Vary Regarding Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Physicians present viewpoints for and against treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in a 60-year-old patient.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increased With Low Thyroid Function

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increased With Low Thyroid Function

The risk was greater even for people with low-normal thyroid function.

Agent Orange Herbicide Linked to Hypothyroidism and Bladder Cancer

Agent Orange Herbicide Linked to Hypothyroidism and Bladder Cancer

The large study linking Agent Orange with adverse effects includes US veterans of the Korean War who also served in the Vietnam War.

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 Hypothyroidism Not Linked to Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Elderly

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Linked to Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Elderly

In the elderly, subclinical hypothyroidism is not associated with significantly increased risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism.

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