Thyroid

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.

Manic Relapse in Bipolar Disorder Linked to Thyroid Disease

Manic Relapse in Bipolar Disorder Linked to Thyroid Disease

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Relapse risk was highest among patients with hypothyroidism.

Parathyroidectomy for Secondary, Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism Increases Morbidity and Mortality

Parathyroidectomy for Secondary, Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism Increases Morbidity and Mortality

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After parathyroidectomy, morbidity and mortality rates were considerably higher in patients with secondary and tertiary vs primary hyperparathyroidism.

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.

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.

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.

TSH Lab Results With Brand vs Generic Levothyroxine

TSH Lab Results With Brand vs Generic Levothyroxine

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Synthroid was associated with an 11% lower likelihood of having out-of-range TSH lab values vs generic levothyroxine.

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

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Thyroid cancer screening in asymptomatic adults was given a D recommendation because of the negative effects of screening outweighing any benefits.

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.

Increased Primary Hyperparathyoridism Risk Linked to Weight in Women

Increased Primary Hyperparathyoridism Risk Linked to Weight in Women

Data were collected from the Nurses' Health Study I to examine the relationship between BMI and primary hyperparathyroidism risk.

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.

Case Study: How Can Dietary Supplement Use Lead to Thyroid Disease?

Case Study: How Can Dietary Supplement Use Lead to Thyroid Disease?

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A patient presented with intentional 10-pound weight loss, suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone, and increased FT4 and TT3 levels.

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.

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

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Bone ultrasonography is able to detect tenofovir-induced bone loss in patients with HIV.

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

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Multiple studies at ENDO 2017 highlighted the dangers linked to both environmental toxin and common household chemical exposure.

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Patients with government subsidized or self-pay insurance were less likely to undergo thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer.

Incidence Of, Mortality From Thyroid Cancer Increased in US

Incidence Of, Mortality From Thyroid Cancer Increased in US

Increases in papillary thyroid cancer were most common between 1974 and 2013.

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.

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

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Higher levels of free T4 were associated with atrial fibrillation, but TSH and total T3 were not.

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.

American Thyroid Association Releases Guidelines As Mobile Apps, Pocket Reference Cards

American Thyroid Association Releases Guidelines As Mobile Apps, Pocket Reference Cards

The pocket references and mobile apps will be updated as diagnostic tools and guidelines continue to improve.

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.

FDA Approves Etelcalcetide for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Chronic Kidney Disease

FDA Approves Etelcalcetide for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Chronic Kidney Disease

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The drug's approval was based on 2 successful phase 3 trials.

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.

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life.

Unresected Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Linked to Poor Overall Survival

Unresected Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Linked to Poor Overall Survival

For patients with unresected anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, overall survival is poor, but radiation therapy dose is associated with improved survival.

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.

Thyroid Dysfunction Related to Radiation Dose in Head and Neck Cancer

Thyroid Dysfunction Related to Radiation Dose in Head and Neck Cancer

For patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiotherapy, thyroid dysfunction is a dose-related complication, with increased risk for female sex and concurrent chemotherapy.

Thyroid Hormones Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence

Thyroid Hormones Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence

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Researchers have found a correlation between thyroid hormones and prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

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