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Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Aug 15, 2013 Issue
Parathyroid Disorders [Article]

Disorders of the parathyroid glands most commonly present with abnormalities of serum calcium. Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, the most common cause of hypercalcemia in outpatients, are often asymptomatic or may have bone disease, nephrolithiasis, or neuromuscular symptoms. Patients with ...


Aug 1, 2013 Issue
Thyroid Nodules [Article]

Thyroid nodules are a common finding in the general population. They may present with symptoms of pressure in the neck or may be discovered during physical examination. Although the risk of cancer is small, it is the main reason for workup of these lesions. Measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone...


Aug 1, 2012 Issue
Hypothyroidism: An Update [Article]

Hypothyroidism is a clinical disorder commonly encountered by the primary care physician. Untreated hypothyroidism can contribute to hypertension, dyslipidemia, infertility, cognitive impairment, and neuromuscular dysfunction. Data derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey su...


Apr 15, 2011 Issue
Update on Subclinical Hyperthyroidism [Article]

Subclinical hyperthyroidism is defined by low or undetectable serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels, with normal free thyroxine and total or free triiodothyronine levels. It can be caused by increased endogenous production of thyroid hormone (as in Graves disease or toxic nodular goiter), adminis...


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.


Apr 1, 2008 Issue
Subclinical Hypothyroidism [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Although there is evidence that thyroid hormone therapy in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism may improve lipid profiles, cognitive function, and echographic left ventricular function, there is no evidence that this will decrease morbidity or mortality.


Oct 1, 2007 Issue
Hyperthyroidism [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of drug treatments for primary hyperthyroidism? What are the effects of treatments for subclinical hyperthyroidism?


May 15, 2006 Issue
Thyroiditis [Article]

Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland that may be painful and tender when caused by infection, radiation, or trauma, or painless when caused by autoimmune conditions, medications, or an idiopathic fibrotic process. The most common forms are Hashimoto's disease, subacute granulomatous t...


May 15, 2006 Issue
A Swelling in the Neck [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Oct 15, 2005 Issue
Subclinical Thyroid Disease [Article]

Subclinical thyroid dysfunction is defined as an abnormal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level (reference range: 0.45 to 4.50 microU per mL) and free thyroxine and triiodothyronine levels within their reference ranges. The management of subclinical thyroid dysfunction is controversial. The preval...


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