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American Thyroid Association: Better communication among care team critical for optimal care, surveillance
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Physicians who treat patients with thyroid cancer as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team need specific perioperative information, including results from clinical examination, biochemical testing, and cross-sectional and functional imaging tests, among other sources. More

Update from Genzyme on Thyrogen supply
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Genzyme is reporting in a statement that the global supply of Thyrogen will remain limited but improve for 2012. Genzyme anticipates meeting levels that approach 60-80 percent of that delivered in 2010 for the upcoming year. U.S. supplies will likely be towards the upper end of this range. Genzyme recommends that physicians seek to obtain Thyrogen for their patient through their usual suppliers but wait until it is secured before scheduling Thyrogen use in their patients. More

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Only a few pediatric patients with subclinical hypothyroidism to progress to overt disease within 3 years
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To treat or not to treat, that is the question. Should a pediatric patient with an isolated increase of serum thyrotropin (TSH) or with positive thyroid autoantibodies but with normal free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3) levels be treated? Most endocrinologists agree that patients with a serum TSH above 10 mU/L would benefit from thyroxine treatment. In fact, in this situation, serum thyroid hormone levels are mostly at the lower limit of normal or are decreased. More

Radiation protection after a nuclear accident
Clinical Thyroidology for Patients    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Radioactive iodine, specifically I-131, is the major radiation product released from a nuclear accident. The most recent accident was the nuclear reactor damage from the Tsunami in Japan. When radioactive iodine is released into the atmosphere, it can then be absorbed into the body. Eating contaminated foods is another way for by radioactive iodine to get into the body. More


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Molecular analysis for mutations in thyroid FNA improves the diagnosis of malignancy for all categories of indeterminate cytology
Clinical Thyroidology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nodules classified as indeterminate make up about one-fourth of those tested by thyroid fineneedle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). In the Bethesda classification, these are further classified into one of three categories that have increasing likelihood of thyroid cancer: (1) follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS), (2) follicular or oncocytic (Hürthle)-cell neoplasm or suspicious for follicular or oncocytic-cell neoplasm (FN), and (3) suspicious for malignant cells (SMC). More


 
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