Hypothyroidism

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.

Study Assesses Treatment Dose, Timing of Levothyroxine in Congenital Hypothyroidism

Study Assesses Treatment Dose, Timing of Levothyroxine in Congenital Hypothyroidism

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

Examining Hypothyroidism and Heart Failure

Examining Hypothyroidism and Heart Failure

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Subclinicial hypothyroidism has been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease events and mortality.

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Iodine Insufficiency Identified in Pediatric Patient Transitioned to Vegan Diet

Iodine Insufficiency Identified in Pediatric Patient Transitioned to Vegan Diet

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Thyroid function improved after the researchers placed the child on levothyroxine and supplemented his diet with iodized salt and a multivitamin containing iodine.

Thyroid Dysfunction Associated With Autoimmune Diabetes

Thyroid Dysfunction Associated With Autoimmune Diabetes

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Results from the HUNT Study in Norway found an association between autoimmune diabetes and thyroid dysfunction.

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Reduce Hippocampus Activation in Verbal Memory Processing

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Reduce Hippocampus Activation in Verbal Memory Processing

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Patients had reduced left middle hippocampus and right anterior hippocampus activity when judging word pairs.

Hypothyroidism Linked to Diabetes Risk

Hypothyroidism Linked to Diabetes Risk

No increased risk for patients with hypothyroidism treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

Levothyroxine Dose May Differ for Obese Women After Thyroidectomy

Levothyroxine Dose May Differ for Obese Women After Thyroidectomy

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Obese women who undergo thyroidectomy may require a higher dose of levothyroxine than nonobese women.

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