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Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for Patients on Hemodialysis With Hyperparathyroidism

Thrice-Weekly Calcimimetic Dosing Feasible for Patients on Hemodialysis With Hyperparathyroidism

In a study, patients receiving cinacalcet under supervision 3 times per week after dialysis rather than after daily self-administration showed improvement in their parathyroid hormone levels.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease, indicated by an increased risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease before RA diagnosis.

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

The best overall performance was that of the ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System, which classified more than half of the requested biopsies as unnecessary.

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity was not associated with more aggressive clinicopathologic features of thyroid cancer.

Predictive Variables for Permanent vs Transient Congenital Hypothyroidism

Predictive Variables for Permanent vs Transient Congenital Hypothyroidism

Thyroid stimulating hormone levels at diagnosis and the L-thyroxine dose through treatment may distinguish between permanent and transient congenital hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Findings do not support the routine use of thyroid hormone therapy in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

Excess cardiovascular disease mortality persisted for many years after thyroid-ablative treatment in patients who received radioactive iodine who did not become hypothyroid.

Outcomes of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Treatments During Pregnancy

Outcomes of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Treatments During Pregnancy

The rate of pre-eclampsia and preterm delivery was higher in medically managed patients with hyperparathyroidism.

Rates of Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy for Low-Risk Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Rates of Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy for Low-Risk Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Adherence to the 2015 recommendation from ATA — to use lobectomy rather than complete thyroidectomy for low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer — is increasing.

Childhood Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer Does Not Lower All-Cause Survival

Childhood Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer Does Not Lower All-Cause Survival

Childhood radiation-induced thyroid cancer does not affect all-cause mortality compared with healthy individuals.

Malignancy Rates Higher in Children With Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

Malignancy Rates Higher in Children With Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

Malignancy was more common in children with thyroid nodules classified as indeterminate by BSRTC criteria compared with adults.

BABA Robotic Thyroidectomy Determined to Be Safe and Effective

BABA Robotic Thyroidectomy Determined to Be Safe and Effective

The BABA robotic thyroidectomy technique appears to be safe, with excellent outcomes in benign and malignant thyroid disease.

Ethanol Sensitization May Improve RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Ethanol Sensitization May Improve RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Ethanol sensitization before radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules reduced time, ablation energy, and complications compared with conventional ablation.

Recombinant Human Thyrotropin vs Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal After Radioiodine Therapy in Thyroid Cancer

Recombinant Human Thyrotropin vs Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal After Radioiodine Therapy in Thyroid Cancer

Outcomes after radioiodine therapy are similar after preparation with either recombinant human thyrotropin or thyroid hormone withdrawal.

US Centers Fail to Analyze Neck Lymph Nodes in Preoperative Ultrasounds for Thyroid Cancer

US Centers Fail to Analyze Neck Lymph Nodes in Preoperative Ultrasounds for Thyroid Cancer

Most imaging centers in the United States fail to analyze lateral neck lymph nodes during preoperative ultrasounds in patients with thyroid cancer.

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

Current trial evidence does not support the treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosed in pregnancy.

Estradiol, Cortisol, TGF-β1 Involved in Thyroid Immunity During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Estradiol, Cortisol, TGF-β1 Involved in Thyroid Immunity During Pregnancy and Postpartum

TGF-β1and cortisol displayed both immuno-modifying and -suppressive roles with regard to thyroid autoantibodies.

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Male thyroid cancer survivors have a nearly 50 percent higher risk of developing CVD than female survivors within five years of cancer diagnosis.

RET Inhibitor Gets Breakthrough Treatment Status for Medullary Thyroid Cancer

RET Inhibitor Gets Breakthrough Treatment Status for Medullary Thyroid Cancer

LOXO-292 is being evaluated in the ongoing Phase 1/2 LIBRETTO-001 clinical trial.

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

Compared with uninfected individuals, people with HIV controlled with combination antiretroviral therapy are not at increased risk of developing thyroid dysfunction.

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices

Calling it 'cancer' rather than 'lesions' or 'abnormal cells' could increase anxiety, likelihood of surgery.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Affect Quality of Life Despite Levothyroxine Therapy

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Affect Quality of Life Despite Levothyroxine Therapy

Investigators assessed the quality of life of patients with hypothyroidism who were treated with levothyroxine and its association to demographics and clinical symptomatology.

Thyroid Hormone Levels, Body Composition, Insulin Resistance in Euthyroid Patients

Thyroid Hormone Levels, Body Composition, Insulin Resistance in Euthyroid Patients

The associations between thyroid hormone levels, body composition, and insulin resistance in euthyroid patients with normal thyroid ultrasound findings are examined.

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

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

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.

Low FT4 in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced IQ in Offspring

Low FT4 in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced IQ in Offspring

The association between maternal thyroid function in early pregnancy and child neurodevelopment was examined.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unexplained Infertility Linked to Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone in Women

Unexplained Infertility Linked to Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone in Women

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

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

Higher Risk of Aging-Related Morbidities in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Higher Risk of Aging-Related Morbidities in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Survivors of thyroid cancer have a higher risk of developing age-associated diseases compared with patients who never had cancer, particularly if they were younger than 40 years at the time of diagnosis.

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy Did Not Affect Neonatal Admission Rates

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy Did Not Affect Neonatal Admission Rates

Study aimed to evaluate the benefits of levothytoxine treatment on pregnancy outcomes in subclinical hypothyroid pregnant women who are negative for thyroid peroxidase antibody.

Evaluating Surgery Performance and Care Quality in Thyroidectomy

Evaluating Surgery Performance and Care Quality in Thyroidectomy

Investigators aimed to determine strategies for improvement to reduce complications after thyroidectomy.

Benefit From Second Radioiodine Treatment for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Benefit From Second Radioiodine Treatment for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

No clear effect in most cases of a second radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer with biochemical or structural regional incomplete response to initial thyroidectomy and RAI therapy.

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

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.

Proper Treatment in Children With Congenital Hypothyroidism Can Aid Behavior

Proper Treatment in Children With Congenital Hypothyroidism Can Aid Behavior

Both over- and undertreatment of congenital hypothyroidism can result in negative behavioral outcomes.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

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

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.

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.

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

Tirosint-SOL (levothyroxine sodium oral solution) should be available within the next 6 months.

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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

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.

High Prevalence of Anti-TSH Receptor Antibody in Fibromyalgia

High Prevalence of Anti-TSH Receptor Antibody in Fibromyalgia

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome have high prevalence of anti-thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody (TRAb).

USPSTF Still Recommending Against Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening

USPSTF Still Recommending Against Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening

Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to the statement.

AHR Ligands May Be Beneficial in Thyroid Eye Disease

AHR Ligands May Be Beneficial in Thyroid Eye Disease

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) and AHR ligands prevent formation of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-dependent myofibroblast formation in thyroid eye disease.

Link Between Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Nonorgan-Specific Antibodies

Link Between Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Nonorgan-Specific Antibodies

In a 2-phase study of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, researchers identified specific antibodies that may have lead to an elevated risk of autoimmune disorder development.

Core-Needle Biopsy vs Fine-Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules

Core-Needle Biopsy vs Fine-Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules

Does core-needle biopsy perform better than repeat fine-needle aspiration for evaluating thyroid nodules?

Thyroid Hormone Levels May Affect Risk for Dementia

Thyroid Hormone Levels May Affect Risk for Dementia

Researchers hypothesize that thyroid function affects dementia risk through nonvascular pathways.

An Uncommon Presentation of Hashimoto's Encelophathy

An Uncommon Presentation of Hashimoto's Encelophathy

SREAT, or Hashimoto's encephalopathy, may present in some cases with purely depressive symptoms.

Higher Thyroid Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Higher Thyroid Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Patients with thyroid hormone levels on the high end of the normal range in this study were more than twice as likely to die of sudden cardiac arrest.

Identifying Pediatric Thyroid Disease Often Falls on Primary Care Physicians

Identifying Pediatric Thyroid Disease Often Falls on Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians play an important role in identifying thyroid disease in children and adolescents, according to a review published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Study Identifies Risk Estimates for Occult Nodal Disease After Thyroidectomy

Study Identifies Risk Estimates for Occult Nodal Disease After Thyroidectomy

Researchers have identified estimates for risk of occult nodal disease of patients with papillary thyroid cancer who have undergone surgery.

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment May Not Improve Survival

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment May Not Improve Survival

More imaging tests after treatment does not always lead to an improvement in thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk Higher With Hypothyroidism

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk Higher With Hypothyroidism

Lower thyroid function was associated with a 1.24-fold higher risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Impact of Drug, Genomic Innovations on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Impact of Drug, Genomic Innovations on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.

Physician Opinions Vary Regarding Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Physician Opinions Vary Regarding Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Physicians present viewpoints for and against treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in a 60-year-old patient.

TSH Reference Limits Vary During First Trimester of Pregnancy

TSH Reference Limits Vary During First Trimester of Pregnancy

A uniform standard for thyroid-stimulating hormone reference limits could lead to frequent misclassification and incorrect choices for therapy.

Thyroid Cancer Rates Leveling Off

Thyroid Cancer Rates Leveling Off

The recent increase may be caused by an 'epidemic of diagnosis,' not harmful tumors, researchers said.

Thyroid Cancer Progression Slowed With Dose Escalation of IMRT

Thyroid Cancer Progression Slowed With Dose Escalation of IMRT

Local-regional failure in well-differentiated thyroid cancer mostly occurs outside of 70 Gy volume and in peri-esophageal region.

Complications After Thyroidectomy Less Likely With High-Volume Surgeons

Complications After Thyroidectomy Less Likely With High-Volume Surgeons

The risk for complications was 87% higher when a surgeon's case load is1 thyroidectomy case a year.

Study: Survival Is 'Excellent' in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Study: Survival Is 'Excellent' in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

However, nearly one-third of patients develop lifelong complications following thyroid surgery.

Antiepileptic Drugs May Affect Thyroid Hormone Levels

Antiepileptic Drugs May Affect Thyroid Hormone Levels

The use of certain antiepileptic drugs may cause alterations in thyroid hormone levels in patients with epilepsy.

Agent Orange Herbicide Linked to Hypothyroidism and Bladder Cancer

Agent Orange Herbicide Linked to Hypothyroidism and Bladder Cancer

The large study linking Agent Orange with adverse effects includes US veterans of the Korean War who also served in the Vietnam War.

Breast Cancer Risk Varied With Thyroid Function Level

Breast Cancer Risk Varied With Thyroid Function Level

Women with hyperthyroidism have increased breast cancer risk, while hypothyroidism is associated with decreased risk.

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