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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.

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common

Choice between total thyroidectomy or lobectomy has little effect on risk for thyroid cancer mortality.

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk of endocrine diseases.

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.

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

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The device is indicated for ultrasound echo imaging, measurement, and analysis of the human body for general clinical applications including musculoskeletal, vascular, small parts (breast, thyroid), and lung imaging.

Thyroid Hormone Decreases Intrahepatic Lipid Content in Type 2 Diabetes

Thyroid Hormone Decreases Intrahepatic Lipid Content in Type 2 Diabetes

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The role of low-dose levothyroxine to increase β-oxidation of fatty acids and decreases intrahepatic lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes was examined.

Postoperative Radioactive Iodine Ablation Effective in Reducing Disease Recurrence in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

Postoperative Radioactive Iodine Ablation Effective in Reducing Disease Recurrence in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

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Investigators reported outcomes of a randomized phase 3 trial that assessed the use of radioactive iodine following surgical resection in patients with low-risk thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Investigators sought to assess the link between treatment for thyroid cancer and subsequent cardiac and vascular complications.

Case Shows Biotin Can Interfere With Multiple Endocrine Tests

Case Shows Biotin Can Interfere With Multiple Endocrine Tests

On laboratory tests, the authors identified an unusual endocrine hormonal profile, including pituitary hormones below reference intervals and gonadal and adrenal hormones above reference intervals.

ACR TI-RADS Effective in Categorizing Malignant Thyroid Nodules in Children

ACR TI-RADS Effective in Categorizing Malignant Thyroid Nodules in Children

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Investigators assed the 2017 American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System for categorizing malignancy in children with thyroid nodules.

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Best in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Best in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

In an orthotopic anaplastic thyroid cancer model, hypofractionated radiotherapy is superior to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy.

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.

Effects of ARB, Vitamin D3 on Parathyroid Hormone and Aldosterone

Effects of ARB, Vitamin D3 on Parathyroid Hormone and Aldosterone

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Investigators examined whether short-term treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker and/or vitamin D3 reduced PTH levels.

Smoking Associated With Lower Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels

Smoking Associated With Lower Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels

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Investigators sought to determine whether smoking effects serum TSH levels in a healthy population.

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.

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for BRAF-Positive Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for BRAF-Positive Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

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Study data showed 57% of evaluable patients (N=23) had a partial response and 4% achieved a complete response. Among the 14 responders, 64% did not have significant tumor growths for ≥6 months.

Risk for Iodine Deficiency and Hypothyroidism High in Children on Parenteral Nutrition

Risk for Iodine Deficiency and Hypothyroidism High in Children on Parenteral Nutrition

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Study is the first to reveal a higher prevalence of iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism in children receiving chronic parenteral nutrition.

Nivolumab Associated With Thyroiditis in Patients With Cancer

Nivolumab Associated With Thyroiditis in Patients With Cancer

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Destructive thyroiditis was a frequently observed endocrine immune-related adverse event induced by nivolumab treatment and was significantly associated with the existence of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies and/or anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies prior to treatment.

FT3 Level Associated With the Development of Metabolic Syndrome

FT3 Level Associated With the Development of Metabolic Syndrome

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Researchers designed a cohort study to examine whether serum thyroid hormone levels within the reference range are predictive factors for developing metabolic syndrome in adults.

Diagnostic Value of Shear Wave Elastography for Parathyroid Adenomas

Diagnostic Value of Shear Wave Elastography for Parathyroid Adenomas

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Shear wave elastography can be a useful tool in the preliminary diagnostics of parathyroid adenomas.

Treating Moderate to Severe Graves' Orbitopathy: Methylprednisolone Alone vs Combined With Mycophenolate

Treating Moderate to Severe Graves' Orbitopathy: Methylprednisolone Alone vs Combined With Mycophenolate

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This study is the first to investigate the efficacy and safety of add-on mycophenolate to methylprednisolone for moderate to severe Graves' orbitopathy.

Pregnancy Outcomes With Levothyroxine in Women Positive for Antithyroperoxidase Antibodies

Pregnancy Outcomes With Levothyroxine in Women Positive for Antithyroperoxidase Antibodies

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Levothyroxine treatment did not appear to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with thyroid autoantibodies undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.

Risk for Congenital Malformations With Antithyroid Drugs

Risk for Congenital Malformations With Antithyroid Drugs

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Antithyroid drug exposure during the first trimester was associated with an increased risk for congenital malformations.

Denosumab May Increase BMD in Women With Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Denosumab May Increase BMD in Women With Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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Study assessed the effect of denosumab on bone mineral density and incident fractures in older adults with primary hyperparathyroidism who could not undergo or refused surgery.

Unexplained Infertility Linked to Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone in Women

Unexplained Infertility Linked to Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone in Women

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Study raises the question of whether treatment with thyroid hormone replacement for individuals with TSH levels >2.5 mIU/L may be an economical first step in treating unexplained infertility.

BMD and Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Pseudohypoparathyroidism 1B

BMD and Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Pseudohypoparathyroidism 1B

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Study showed that parathyroid hormone was a significant predictor of lumbar spine bone mineral density Z-score for pseudohypoparathyroidism 1B patients.

First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs associated with increased risk of birth defects

First trimester exposure to anytithyroid drugs was associated with a greater risk of congenital malformations, especially for pregnant women who were given prescriptions for methimazole or both methimazole and propylthiouracil.

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