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Use of radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer has increased and varies among hospitals
Clinical Thyroidology for Patients    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thyroid cancer patients are treated after thyroid surgery with suppressive thyroxine therapy (Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, etc.). This means that the dose given is slightly higher than the body usually needs, causing the TSH to be suppressed into the low range. The goal of this therapy is to prevent growth of any remaining thyroid cancer cells. The problem with this treatment is that chronically higher than normal thyroid hormone levels may affect the heart, which can be seen in patients with hyperthyroidism. More

Registration now open - 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association
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Endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, basic scientists, nuclear medicine scientists, pathologists, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who wish to broaden and update their knowledge of the thyroid gland and related disorders are invited to attend. Endocrine and surgical fellows will have a customized educational track to enhance their meeting experience. More

Risk of subsequent primary thyroid cancer after another malignancy: Latency trends in a population-based study
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of a subsequent primary thyroid cancer (SPTC) in patients with common invasive cancers, with attention to latency trends and histology associations. Patients with one of 10 common invasive cancers were followed from 1975 to 2008 in nine registries participating in the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for SPTC were determined by the multiple primary-SIR program in SEER*Stat. More

Hyperparathyroidism charting in EMR can be easy

With the right tools and workflow, charting an initial consultation for Hyperparathyroidism can be very easy and quick. You can also setup and manage reminders for yearly calcium levels automatically. Click here to see the video.

A new form of congenital hypothyroidism with normal serum TSH values has been reported
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Thyroid hormone receptors are encoded by two genes that undergo alternative splicing. The known subtypes of thyroid hormone receptors are TRα1 (predominantly present in bone, the gastrointestinal [GI] tract, myocardium, and the central nervous system [CNS]), TRβ1 is predominant in hepatic and renal tissue and TRβ2 in the hypothalamus, pituitary, cochlea, and retina. Thyroid hormone resistance is a rare congenital disease (present in 1 in 40,000 total population), due, in most cases, to dominant negative mutations of the TRβ gene. In a few cases, the gene defect could not be identified. More

Clinical implication of elastography as a prognostic factor of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma
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A firm and hard thyroid nodule on palpation is known to be associated with an increased risk of thyroid malignancy. Elastography has been introduced to evaluate the tissue hardness objectively. We investigated the clinical implications of elastography as a prognostic factor in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. More

Kraft Foods to use iodized salt in processed foods in Egypt
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Kraft Foods in Egypt has decided to use iodized salt in processed foods. The decision should improve iodine intake for millions of Egyptians. Insufficient iodine in diets causes irreversible mental and physical impairment. Iodized salt is the main way people consume their daily iodine, and many people get most of their salt from processed foods. A food company that chooses iodized salt over non-iodized salt is socially-responsible and contributes to the nutrition of consumers. More

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