Thyroid

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.

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach: Safety and Outcomes

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach: Safety and Outcomes

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The transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach can be a safe procedure in select patients, with outcomes similar to those of open thyroidectomy.

Wide Variation Noted in Total, Partial Thyroidectomy Rates by US Region

Wide Variation Noted in Total, Partial Thyroidectomy Rates by US Region

A 6.2-fold variation in thyroidectomy rates was noted throughout the US.

Predicting Hypocalcemia in Children Following Thyroidectomy: Is PTH Level Useful?

Predicting Hypocalcemia in Children Following Thyroidectomy: Is PTH Level Useful?

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While parathyroid hormone levels may be used to anticipate calcium decline, a "normal" PTH level does not always correctly predict postoperative calcium level.

Safety, Efficacy of Early Thyroidectomy in Pediatric MEN2

Safety, Efficacy of Early Thyroidectomy in Pediatric MEN2

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Early thyroidectomy was preventative in a majority of pediatric patients with MEN2.

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.

AAP Shares List of 5 Unnecessary Pediatric Tests and Procedures

AAP Shares List of 5 Unnecessary Pediatric Tests and Procedures

The American Academy of Pediatrics urges careful consideration between parents and clinicians prior to ordering these tests.

Watch and Wait: Examining Rates of Tumor Growth in Active Thyroid Surveillance

Watch and Wait: Examining Rates of Tumor Growth in Active Thyroid Surveillance

No regional or distant metastases developed during active surveillance in low-risk patients.

Does Thyroxine Tx in Hypothyroidism Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Does Thyroxine Tx in Hypothyroidism Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Irregular users of thyroxine were less likely to develop thyroid cancer compared to regular users.

Impaired Vascular Dysfunction in Primary Hyperparathyroidism May Impact Cognition

Impaired Vascular Dysfunction in Primary Hyperparathyroidism May Impact Cognition

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It has been previously reported that parathyroidectomy can reverse cognitive dysfunction associated with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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.

Radioiodine Therapy and Hemorrhagic Stoke: Are Risk Levels Increased?

Radioiodine Therapy and Hemorrhagic Stoke: Are Risk Levels Increased?

Stroke risk with I-131 therapy for thyroid cancer was examined via 2 cohorts using 1:1 propensity score matching.

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.

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