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Correlation of maternal thyroid parameters during the first half of pregnancy and cord thyroid parameters: Are they associated with adverse pregnancy and child neuropsychological outcomes?
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A number of studies have analyzed the effects of maternal thyroid status during pregnancy and mental and motor development of the child. However, limited data are available on the relation between maternal thyroid hormone (TH) levels during pregnancy and fetal TH levels. The authors' objective was to study maternal thyroid parameters during the first half of pregnancy as well as their relation to cord thyroid parameters. More

Prolonged therapy with antithyroid medication leads to a 50 percent remission rate for Graves' Disease in children
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Graves' Disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children. Graves' Disease is caused by the patient's immune system producing an antibody that attacks and turns on the thyroid. One of the goals of treating patients with antithyroid medications is the hope that these drugs may cause the immune system to stop producing the antibody, resulting in the Graves' Disease going into remission. More

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Postpartum psychosis is more prevalent in women with autoimmune thyroid disease
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After delivering a baby, some women may develop psychiatric issues including postpartum depression. The most extreme of these psychiatric problems is postpartum psychosis and is a psychiatric emergency. Postpartum psychosis is characterized by mood changes with delusions and hallucinations, agitation, insomnia and cognitive impairment, which may be accompanied by thoughts of suicide and infanticide. It occurs in 0.1 percent of new mothers, often without prior warning signs or prior history of a psychiatric disorder. More

Preoperative marking of metastatic cervical lymph nodes with methylene blue
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A woman with a history of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid had a total thyroidectomy with subsequent lymph node dissection. She had already received two doses of radioactive iodine ablative therapy. However, she continued to have persistently positive thyroglobulin, which was slowly increasing over time. More

Radioiodine lobe ablation may be an effective alternative to completion thyroidectomy in selected patients with minimally invasive follicular thyroid cancer
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Follicular thyroid cancer constitutes about 10 percent of thyroid cancers and is difficult to diagnose on fineneedle aspiration biopsy. Many patients with FNAB diagnosis of follicular lesions undergo hemithyroidectomy, and only a small proportion of these lesions turn out to be follicular carcinomas. Subsequent treatment is usually a completion thyroidectomy, or uncommonly, 131-I ablation of the residual lobe. The latter procedure may be used in patients who have recurrent laryngeal-nerve palsy from the surgery or in those who refuse further surgery. More

Lithium linked to increased risk for thyroid and renal problems
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Treatment with lithium is associated with an increased risk for reduced urinary concentrating ability, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and weight gain, according to researchers from the University of Oxford in England and Sainte-Marguerite Hospital in Marseille, France. "Clinical practice guidelines have long recommended lithium as a first-line, long-term treatment for bipolar disorder, but its use has decreased, partly because of safety concerns," the researchers wrote. "Evidence confirming its efficacy has led to suggestions that lithium should again be more widely used." More


 
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