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History of radiation exposure in DTC improves overall survival

June 24, 2016

Outcomes in differentiated thyroid cancer, or DTC, do not significantly differ between patients with a history of radiation exposure and those without, but a history of radiation exposure may improve overall survival, according to study findings.

“Over the past 20 years, the incidence of DTC has skyrocketed,” the researchers wrote. “Paralleling this rise has been an enormous increase in the use of medical radiation. As radiation is a major risk factor for DTC, these observations have led some investigators to suggest that increased use of medical radiation has contributed significantly to the burgeoning incidence of DTC. Little is known, however, about the effect of medical radiation on outcomes for DTC.”

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Neonatal congenital hypothyroidism screening effective; questions remain for type, cutoff points

Endocrine Today, June 2016
Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders present at birth, as well as the most common treatable cause of mental retardation. Before…
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Levothyroxine may improve lipid profiles in patients with mild subclinical hypothyroidism

June 9, 2016
In patients with mild subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine appears to significantly reduce serum total cholesterol and LDL levels, according to study…
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Microscopic extrathyroidal extension unrelated to outcomes in papillary thyroid carcinoma

June 7, 2016
Outcomes, persistence of disease and mortality are unlikely to be affected by microscopic extrathyroidal extension in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma…
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

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Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic…
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In the Journals

History of radiation exposure in DTC improves overall survival

June 24, 2016
Outcomes in differentiated thyroid cancer, or DTC, do not significantly differ between patients with a history of radiation exposure and those…

Cover Story

Neonatal congenital hypothyroidism screening effective; questions remain for type, cutoff points

Endocrine Today, June 2016
Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders present at birth, as well as the most common treatable cause of mental…

In the Journals

Levothyroxine may improve lipid profiles in patients with mild subclinical hypothyroidism

June 9, 2016
In patients with mild subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine appears to significantly reduce serum total cholesterol and LDL…

Meeting News Coverage

Microscopic extrathyroidal extension unrelated to outcomes in papillary thyroid carcinoma

June 7, 2016
Outcomes, persistence of disease and mortality are unlikely to be affected by microscopic extrathyroidal extension in patients with papillary thyroid…

Meeting News Coverage

Measuring hCG may predict preeclampsia risk in women with high-normal thyroid function

May 31, 2016
Testing measurements of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, in pregnant women with high-normal thyroid function tests may help improve…

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Methimazole normalizes liver function tests in patients with hyperthyroidism

May 30, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Participants with hyperthyroidism and abnormal liver function tests can safely be treated with methimazole. Treatment may…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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