Patients with hypoparathyroidism are at increased risk of soft tissue calcification, including calcification of the basal ganglia in the brain. In this study, Mayo Clinic researchers explore the prevalence of basal ganglia calcification in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Thyrotropin regulates the production of thyroid hormones and their levels during gestation can have a significant effect on pregnancy outcomes. In this featured study from JAMA Network Open, researchers show how low and high maternal thyrotropin levels can increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is reportedly associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.
Central hypothyroidism occurs as a result of a poorly functioning thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that only reaches low to normal levels. In this featured study, researchers examine whether levothyroxine treatment can raise TSH levels and resolve metabolic issues.
Study authors evaluated whether using an observational study that includes Medicare claims data could detect the proarrhythmic risk of medications known to prolong the QT interval.
Observational studies using Mendelian randomization have demonstrated a causal relationship between normal range thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels and blood lipids. In this featured study, researchers attempt to show a causal relationship between thyroid function and lipids.
Pediatric patients with hypothyroidism can have either positive or negative anti-thyroid antibodies, yet still exhibit signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. In this featured study, researchers address the difference in disease status based on positive or negative test results for anti-thyroid antibodies.
Patients with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism were thought to possibly have an increased risk of developing a severe course of COVID-19 because SARS-CoV-2 uses angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as as an entry point for a host cell infection.
Thyroidectomy is reported to be a safe and effective treatment hyperthyroidism. In this featured nonrandomized clinical trial, physicians compare the incidence of morbidity after total thyroidectomy among patients with preoperative hyperthyroidism as compared to patients with preoperative euthyroidism.
The researchers developed a mathematical model to analyze the fundamental reason for a potential hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal opponent process for alcohol addiction.
Hypothalamic obesity can be an acquired condition, either through a malfunctioning hypothalamus or as a result of treatment for a brain tumor.