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Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Divergent recommendations in guidelines from the USPSTF and the ATA/AACE contribute to the controversy surrounding whether to test and treat for subclinical hypothyroidism.

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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.

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