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Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 45-year-old Korean American woman comes to your office for a wellness visit. She has a history of allergic rhinitis, and her family history is significant for diabetes mellitus in her father. She describes her health as good and has no concerns.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Ineffective in Older Adults [POEMs]

Treatment of patients with a minimally elevated thyrotropin (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level did not result in any improvement in symptoms. If patients present with a thyrotropin level between 4.6 and 10 mIU per L, repeat the test because the levels often normalize (this occurred in 60% of the patients initially referred for the study).


Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: When to Consider Treatment [Article]

Learn about new research on the association between subclinical hyperthyroidism and the risk of cardiovascular disease and bone fractures.


Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Radioactive Iodine Therapy vs. Antithyroid Medications for Graves Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Radioactive iodine therapy and antithyroid medications produce similar health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients with Graves disease. Radioactive iodine therapy is an appropriate choice for patients who prefer definitive treatment.


Mar 1, 2016 Issue
Hyperthyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Review the common causes, including Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, and toxic adenoma. Learn how to confirm the diagnosis and choose the most appropriate treatment option.


Oct 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 40-year-old woman presents for a routine well-woman examination. She is not pregnant, is in good health, reports no symptoms, and her physical examination is unremarkable. After seeing a health news segment on television, she asks if she should have her thyroid function checked.


Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant, asymptomatic adults.


Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Primary Hypothyroidism [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for clinical (overt) hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism?


Sep 15, 2014 Issue
Thyroiditis: An Integrated Approach [Article]

Learn how to differentiate between common types, and how each is treated.


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