Updated guidelines include thyroid function testing, iodine nutrition, pregnancy complications, and treatment of thyroid disease during pregnancy and lactation.
All articles by John Schieszer, MA
The new guidelines call for treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in specific patient groups to lower goals than previously recommended.
Recent research shows that end-of-rotation transitions in care are associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital mortality.
Changing the learning environment and reforming programs is important to improving the well-being of medical students.
In a recent issue of JAMA focused on medical education, researchers and physicians explore what’s working and what’s not in medical education.
The stigma associated with excess weight may cause some older adults with obesity to avoid seeking health care.
Weight Watchers plus additional education improved glycemic control in overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
Children and adolescents with a diagnosis of depression or who have used antidepressants were more likely to have a higher BMI.
A lack of insurance coverage for weight-loss treatments as well as diagnoses of obesity are significant barriers.
CDC27 mutations may be associated with less aggressive behavior while SLC25A5 mutations may be associated with more aggressive behavior in papillary thyroid carcinomas.
The first-in-class compound CUDC-907, which is being tested for multiple myeloma and refractory lymphoma, may be promising for anaplastic thyroid cancer and poorly differentiated thyroid cancer.
Long-term recurrence rates appear to be low following the use of recombinant human thyrotropin for postoperative ablation in low-risk thyroid cancer.
Initiating treatment with the mTor inhibitor everolimus followed by the somatostatin analogue pasireotide may be beneficial in advanced thyroid cancer.
A new study has validated the American Thyroid Association sonographic pattern for selection of thyroid nodules undergoing ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.
Active surveillance in low-risk thyroid cancer may be better than immediate surgery in some patients.
Despite side effects, patients with differentiated thyroid cancer taking lenvatinib may experience better outcomes with close monitoring.
Current cut-offs for pregnancy-specific thyroid autoantibody positivity vary from by assay.
Liquid biopsy may prevent the need for unnecessary biopsies in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma.
Half of the infants in the study had a delayed diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism.
Women with higher-than-normal thyrotropin concentrations during pregnancy may be more likely to experience premature delivery.
A lack of data prevents endocrinologists from fully understanding the long-term risks of therapy in this patient population.
Women with diabetes had a significantly increased risk for dying from cancer, but those taking metformin experienced a survival benefit.
Echocardiography and early intervention may be cost-effective in older patients with type 2 diabetes.
Children who exhibited at least 4 unhealthy behaviors were more likely to be obese and have unfavorable cholesterol levels.
Many people estimated their risk to be as high as 80%.
Certain SNPs may indicate which type 2 diabetes patients with coronary artery disease will experience a cardiovascular event.
Having both diseases raises a patient’s chances for developing diabetes.
The association between hand grip strength and cardiovascular events was independent of traditional risk factors.