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Hypothyroidism Treatment No Longer Available

Hypothyroidism Treatment No Longer Available

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The manufacturing discontinuation was a business decision made by the Company.

Patients Undergoing Thyroid Surgery May Require Few Opioids

Patients Undergoing Thyroid Surgery May Require Few Opioids

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Patients undergoing thyroid and parathyroid surgery may require few to no opioid medications postoperatively.

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

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Type 1 diabetes predisposes children and adults to autoimmune diseases, which can impair glucose metabolism and interfere with insulin therapy.

Genetic Test Helps Differentiate Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

Genetic Test Helps Differentiate Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

A multigene genomic classifier (GC) test for thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology shows high sensitivity and negative predictive value.

High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

High Free T4 Levels Within Reference Range Associated With Atrial Fibrillation

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Higher levels of free T4 that remain within the reference range are associated with a greater prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation.

FDA Approves Marketing of 2 Devices to Detect Parathyroid Tissue in Real Time

FDA Approves Marketing of 2 Devices to Detect Parathyroid Tissue in Real Time

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Fluobeam 800 and the PTeye System were both reviewed under the FDA's de novo premarket review pathway, which oversees approval of low- to moderate-risk novel devices.

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

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

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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.

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase BMD in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Etelcalcetide Found to Increase BMD in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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Markers of bone resorption decreased in hemodialysis patients with 6 months of etelcalcetide treatment.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Not Warranted During Pregnancy

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

Perinatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Newborn Thyroid Function

Perinatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Newborn Thyroid Function

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Total thyroxine in newborns was measured by heel-stick blood spot test.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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