Hypothyroidism

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.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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Findings do not support the routine use of thyroid hormone therapy in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

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Current trial evidence does not support the treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosed in pregnancy.

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.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Affect Quality of Life Despite Levothyroxine Therapy

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Affect Quality of Life Despite Levothyroxine Therapy

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Investigators assessed the quality of life of patients with hypothyroidism who were treated with levothyroxine and its association to demographics and clinical symptomatology.

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

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Patients with higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone were more likely to experience atrial tachyarrhythmia after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

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There are 14 states that perform a routine second screening in infants at approximately 2 weeks of age.

Low FT4 in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced IQ in Offspring

Low FT4 in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced IQ in Offspring

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The association between maternal thyroid function in early pregnancy and child neurodevelopment was examined.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

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Divergent recommendations in guidelines from the USPSTF and the ATA/AACE contribute to the controversy surrounding whether to test and treat for subclinical hypothyroidism.

Treatment With Alemtuzumab May Frequently Induce Thyroid Dysfunction

Treatment With Alemtuzumab May Frequently Induce Thyroid Dysfunction

Investigators reviewed cases of patients with multiple sclerosis treated with alemtuzumab to determine the type and frequency of thyroid dysfunction.

Guidelines for Management of Hypothalamic-Pituitary, Growth Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Guidelines for Management of Hypothalamic-Pituitary, Growth Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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The Endocrine Society, European Society of Endocrinology, and Pediatric Endocrine Society issue guidelines for the management of hypothalamic-pituitary and growth disorders in childhood cancer survivors.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Increase Migraine Development Risk

Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Increase Migraine Development Risk

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This study sought to further examine the association between migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism.

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.

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy Did Not Affect Neonatal Admission Rates

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy Did Not Affect Neonatal Admission Rates

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Study aimed to evaluate the benefits of levothytoxine treatment on pregnancy outcomes in subclinical hypothyroid pregnant women who are negative for thyroid peroxidase antibody.

Imaging Studies in Hypothyroidism Evaluation Linked to Unnecessary Risks

Imaging Studies in Hypothyroidism Evaluation Linked to Unnecessary Risks

Thyroid ultrasonography, which may lead to the discovery of incidental nodules, anxiety, and high cost, is not required in evaluation for hypothyroidism.

Proper Treatment in Children With Congenital Hypothyroidism Can Aid Behavior

Proper Treatment in Children With Congenital Hypothyroidism Can Aid Behavior

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Both over- and undertreatment of congenital hypothyroidism can result in negative behavioral outcomes.

Central Congenital Hypothyroidism Detection in Neonates

Central Congenital Hypothyroidism Detection in Neonates

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Screening programs that measure T4 with reflex TSH in newborns with T4 below a specified cutoff have the potential to detect central congenital hypothyroidism (CCH) and have shown a higher prevalence of CCH than previously thought.

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

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Subclinical thyroid dysfunction did not influence the cumulative incidence of new carotid plaques in healthy individuals aged 20 or older.

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.

Sleep Disordered Breathing Impacted by Hypothyroidism, Obesity

Sleep Disordered Breathing Impacted by Hypothyroidism, Obesity

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Adult patients with obesity and hypothyroidism have lower-than-average sleep oxygen saturation.

Efficacy of Daily vs Weekly Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism

Efficacy of Daily vs Weekly Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism

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Researchers examined the safety and efficacy of daily vs weekly levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism in young and middle aged adults.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Increased Risk for Miscarriage

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Increased Risk for Miscarriage

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Miscarriage risk before 20 weeks of gestation is higher among women with untreated subclinical hypothyroidism.

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Affect Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Affect Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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Researchers noted a significant increase in serum vitamin D and significant reductions in TSH following 3 months of vitamin D supplementation.

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.

Thyroid Dysfunction in Children May Affect Cognitive Skills

Thyroid Dysfunction in Children May Affect Cognitive Skills

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Cognitive function was affected even in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Oral Levothyroxine Absorption Reduced By Cow's Milk Consumption

Oral Levothyroxine Absorption Reduced By Cow's Milk Consumption

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Elemental calcium — found in cow's milk — significantly limits a person's ability to absorb oral levothyroxine.

FDA: Levothyroxine Liquid Formulation Approved for Hypothyroidism

FDA: Levothyroxine Liquid Formulation Approved for Hypothyroidism

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Tirosint-SOL (levothyroxine sodium oral solution) should be available within the next 6 months.

ATA Guidelines for Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy: Update

ATA Guidelines for Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy: Update

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Updated guidelines include thyroid function testing, iodine nutrition, pregnancy complications, and treatment of thyroid disease during pregnancy and lactation.

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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

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