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Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015

The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate candidates for PTEN germline mutation testing, according to study findings.

Twenty-five percent of patients with Cowden syndrome harbor pathogenic germline PTEN mutations, which increase the risk for breast, thyroid, uterine, renal and other cancers, according to study background. However, physicians can be challenged to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate for PTEN testing.

Angela M. Leung In the Journals

Levothyroxine absorption unaffected by metformin therapy

July 27, 2015
Metformin therapy did not change levothyroxine absorption in euthyroid patients, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid. Suppressed thyroid-stimulating…
Bryan Haugen In the Journals

Aggressive hormone suppression unnecessary in most thyroid cancers

July 22, 2015
Extreme thyroid hormone suppression offered no additional survival benefit for patients with high-risk thyroid cancer, whereas moderate thyroid hormone suppression…
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Iodinated contrast media exposure increases thyroid dysfunction risk

July 14, 2015
A higher risk for thyroid dysfunction was found among patients exposed to iodinated contrast media, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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VIDEO: Retirement means more time for research

March 11, 2015
SAN DEIGO — In this video exclusive, Stephen Brietzke, MD, an Endocrine Today Editorial Board member,
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015
The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate…
Angela M. Leung In the Journals

Levothyroxine absorption unaffected by metformin therapy

July 27, 2015
Metformin therapy did not change levothyroxine absorption in euthyroid patients, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid. Suppressed…
Bryan Haugen In the Journals

Aggressive hormone suppression unnecessary in most thyroid cancers

July 22, 2015
Extreme thyroid hormone suppression offered no additional survival benefit for patients with high-risk thyroid cancer, whereas moderate thyroid…
In the Journals

Iodinated contrast media exposure increases thyroid dysfunction risk

July 14, 2015
A higher risk for thyroid dysfunction was found among patients exposed to iodinated contrast media, according to recent study findings published in…
Jens Bollerslev In the Journals

New guideline for hypoparathyroidism stresses patient care

July 13, 2015
The European Society of Endocrinology released a new guideline for treating hypoparathyroidism to address what the group called a lack of available…
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Cervical lymph node metastases compromise survival of younger patients with thyroid cancer

July 10, 2015
The presence of cervical lymph node metastases appeared to worsen survival in younger patients with papillary thyroid cancer, according to study…
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Radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer may not increase breast cancer risk

July 8, 2015
The risk for or recurrence of breast cancer may not be increased for patients with thyroid cancer undergoing radioactive iodine treatment, according…
Louise Emilsson, PhD In the Journals

Relatives, spouses of celiac disease patients at risk for autoimmune disease

July 7, 2015
A recent study found first-degree relatives and spouses of individuals with celiac disease have increased risk for nonceliac autoimmune…
In the Journals

Sexual dysfunction, subclinical hypothyroidism unrelated

July 1, 2015
Risk factors for sexual dysfunction in middle-aged women did not include subclinical hypothyroidism, according to recent study findings published in…
Marcella Walker In the Journals

No seasonal variation in 25-(OH)D levels found for primary hyperparathyroidism

June 30, 2015
Primary hyperparathyroidism disease severity and seasonal variation in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were not apparent in the northeastern United…
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