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Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

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

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High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

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

Genetic Test Helps Differentiate Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

Genetic Test Helps Differentiate Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

A multigene genomic classifier (GC) test for thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology shows high sensitivity and negative predictive value.

FDA Approves Marketing of 2 Devices to Detect Parathyroid Tissue in Real Time

FDA Approves Marketing of 2 Devices to Detect Parathyroid Tissue in Real Time

Fluobeam 800 and the PTeye System were both reviewed under the FDA's de novo premarket review pathway, which oversees approval of low- to moderate-risk novel devices.

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase BMD in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase BMD in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for Patients on Hemodialysis With Hyperparathyroidism

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for Patients on Hemodialysis With Hyperparathyroidism

In a study, patients receiving cinacalcet under supervision 3 times per week after dialysis rather than after daily self-administration showed improvement in their parathyroid hormone levels.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

The best overall performance was that of the ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System, which classified more than half of the requested biopsies as unnecessary.

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity was not associated with more aggressive clinicopathologic features of thyroid cancer.

Predictive Variables for Permanent vs Transient Congenital Hypothyroidism

Predictive Variables for Permanent vs Transient Congenital Hypothyroidism

Thyroid stimulating hormone levels at diagnosis and the L-thyroxine dose through treatment may distinguish between permanent and transient congenital hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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

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