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Clinical Thyroidology for Patients Give Now
Up-to-date information to help you understand thyroid disease through the latest research.

In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:

  • Is subclinical hypothyroidism a risk for high blood pressure during pregnancy?
  • Do you need radioactive iodine therapy if you are a low risk thyroid cancer patient?
  • Is there any value for repeating stimulated thyroglobulin testing for thyroid cancer once you get a negative result?
  • Does molecular marker testing on thyroid biopsy specimens help diagnose thyroid cancer?
  • Is thyroid hormone resistance more common that we think?

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.

— Alan P. Farwell, MD

THYROID AND PREGNANCY Subclinical hypothyroidism may be a risk factor for high blood pressure problems during pregnancy

THYROID CANCER Radioactive iodine therapy does not increase survival in patients with low risk thyroid cancer

THYROID CANCER Stimulated thyroglobulin tests 5 years after initial treatment detect thyroid cancer recurrence in otherwise low risk patientsy

THYROID NODULES Use of molecular markers on thyroid biopsy specimens to diagnose thyroid cancer

THYROID HORMONE ACTION Patients with two abnormal copies of the thyroid hormone receptor gene have more severe symptoms of thyroid hormone resistance

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