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Thyroid peroxidase antibody reference levels stable across age groups

February 5, 2016

Estimated reference ranges for thyroid peroxidase antibodies in healthy euthyroid adults are different for men and women but do not vary by age for either sex, according to recent findings.

Fereidoun Azizi, MD, director of the Endocrine Research Center at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, and colleagues evaluated data collected from March 1999 to December 2001 from 2,823 participants aged at least 20 years (1,742 women; mean age, 39 years) in the Tehran Thyroid Study, a prospective, population-based cohort study of residents of district 13 in Tehran.

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Restrict antithyroid drugs early in pregnancy to reduce birth defect risk

February 2, 2016
Restricting the use of antithyroid drugs in early pregnancy may reduce the risk for birth defects in the child, according to study findings published in The Journal of
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Physical activity increase may alleviate risk for primary hyperparathyroidism

January 27, 2016
Increasing physical activity levels may lower the risk for primary hyperparathyroidism among women, according to study results published in The Journal of Clinical
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Metformin attenuates radioactive iodine induced blood cell reduction in differentiated thyroid cancer

January 27, 2016
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, the use of metformin appeared to mitigate hematopoietic toxicity induced by radioactive iodine-131 treatment, according…
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Thyroid peroxidase antibody reference levels stable across age groups

February 5, 2016
Estimated reference ranges for thyroid peroxidase antibodies in healthy euthyroid adults are different for men and women but do not vary by age for…
In the Journals

Restrict antithyroid drugs early in pregnancy to reduce birth defect risk

February 2, 2016
Restricting the use of antithyroid drugs in early pregnancy may reduce the risk for birth defects in the child, according to study findings published…
In the Journals

Physical activity increase may alleviate risk for primary hyperparathyroidism

January 27, 2016
Increasing physical activity levels may lower the risk for primary hyperparathyroidism among women, according to study results published in The
In the Journals

Metformin attenuates radioactive iodine induced blood cell reduction in differentiated thyroid cancer

January 27, 2016
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, the use of metformin appeared to mitigate hematopoietic toxicity induced by radioactive iodine-131…
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Low thyroidectomy rate linked to benign gene expression classifier result

January 26, 2016
Use of a gene expression classifier to identify thyroid nodules as benign may help reduce the rate of thyroid surgery, according to study findings…
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Core-needle biopsy may reduce unnecessary surgery in patients with thyroid nodules

January 25, 2016
In patients with initially detected thyroid nodules, core-needle biopsy may be an adequate diagnostic tool and may reduce the need for surgery…
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Incidental hypermetabolic, 18F-FDG-avid thyroid nodule on PET scan

Endocrine Today, January 2016
Stephanie L. Lee, MD PhD ECNU
A 73-year-old man was sent for consultation for a hypermetabolic thyroid nodule found on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging. The patient had the…
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Incidental hypermetabolic, 18F-FDG-avid thyroid nodule on PET scan

Endocrine Today Europe Edition, January 2016
Stephanie L. Lee, MD PhD ECNU
A 73-year-old man was sent for consultation for a hypermetabolic thyroid nodule found on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging. The patient had the…
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Serum parathyroid hormone-related peptide level predictor of weight loss in cancer

January 21, 2016
In patients with cancer, blood levels of parathyroid hormone-related peptide appear to be predictive of cachexia independent of hypercalcemia…
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Vitamin D levels not associated with aggressiveness, prognosis in papillary thyroid cancer

January 19, 2016
In patients with vitamin D insufficiency and papillary thyroid cancer, lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are not linked to greater disease…
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