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Once-weekly levothyroxine effective hypothyroidism treatment in women

May 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Switching from a once-daily dose of levothyroxine to a once-weekly dose that is 7 times the amount of the daily dose is effective for treating hypothyroidism and achieving euthyroidism in women.

Satish C. Wasoori , MD, and Manoj H. Naik, MD, of Park Hospital in Gurgaon, India, evaluated 40 women aged 25 to 55 years with long-standing hypothyroidism (duration at least 5 years) currently on a daily dose of levothyroxine to determine the effect of once-weekly levothyroxine (7 times the daily dose) on the treatment of hypothyroidism.

In the Journals

Flame-retardant exposure increases thyroid disease risk in women

May 24, 2016
High blood levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, a common type of flame retardant, may increase the risk for thyroid problems in women, with the effect…
Imaging Analysis

Incidental finding leads to parathyroid adenoma discovery

Endocrine Today, May 2016
Poorani Goundan, MBBS; Stephanie L. Lee, MD PhD ECNU
A 52-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and hypertension was found to have hypercalcemia incidentally on routine blood testing. She did not have family history of…
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Iodine deficiency, excessive iodine intake prevalent in children in Brazil

May 23, 2016
The presence of iodine deficiency in school-aged children may be, in part, due to socioeconomic factors and lack of education about the nutritional importance of iodine…
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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Once-weekly levothyroxine effective hypothyroidism treatment in women

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Switching from a once-daily dose of levothyroxine to a once-weekly dose that is 7 times the amount of the daily dose is…

In the Journals

Flame-retardant exposure increases thyroid disease risk in women

May 24, 2016
High blood levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, a common type of flame retardant, may increase the risk for thyroid problems in women…

Imaging Analysis

Incidental finding leads to parathyroid adenoma discovery

Endocrine Today, May 2016
Poorani Goundan, MBBS; Stephanie L. Lee, MD PhD ECNU
A 52-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and hypertension was found to have hypercalcemia incidentally on routine blood testing. She did not have…

In the Journals

Iodine deficiency, excessive iodine intake prevalent in children in Brazil

May 23, 2016
The presence of iodine deficiency in school-aged children may be, in part, due to socioeconomic factors and lack of education about the nutritional…

In the Journals

Top 5 online thyroid stories posted in the last month

May 20, 2016
Endocrine Today compiled a list of the top five news reports on thyroid posted in the last month. Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were…

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High prevalence of nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism exists in Norway

May 19, 2016
Genetic, autoimmune and idiopathic hypoparathyroidism rates in Norway are higher than observed elsewhere, with many of the patients reporting a…

FDA News

FDA approves new liquid anti-radiation drug for all ages

May 18, 2016
The FDA has approved an abbreviated new drug application for an over-the-counter liquid anti-radiation medication intended to prevent thyroid cancer…

In the Journals

Nodule size fails to influence gene-expression classifier performance

May 17, 2016
A similar risk for malignancy was found between gene-expression classifier, or GEC, suspicious nodules larger than 3 cm and smaller nodules…

In the Journals

Differences in guidelines may affect use of RAI in Hürthle cell carcinoma

May 12, 2016
Radioactive iodine therapy is associated with improved survival in patients with Hürthle cell carcinoma and should be used in patients with…

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Natpara reduces calcium requirements in hypoparathyroidism

May 9, 2016
Six-year treatment with Natpara reduced supplemental calcium and calcitriol requirements, stabilized serum calcium concentration and reduced urinary…

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