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Archives for March, 2007

Prognosis of patients with NTIS

Topic: NON-THYROIDAL ILLNESS SYNDROME Title: Frequency and outcome of patients with non-thyroidal illness syndrome in a medical intensive care unit Authors: Plikat K , Langgartner J , Buettner R , Bollheimer LC , Woenckhaus U , Scholmerich J , Wrede CE. Reference: Metabolism 56: 239-244, 2007 Summary Background Acute and chronic critical conditions are associated […]

Octreotide LAR for the treatment of Graves- orbitopathy

Topic: GRAVES- ORBITOPATHY Title: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of long-acting release octreotide for treatment of Graves- ophthalmopathy Authors: Stan MN, Garrity JA, Bradley EA, Woog JJ, Bahn MM, Brennan MD, Bryant SC, Achenbach SJ, & Bahn RS. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 91: 4817-4824, 2006 Summary Background Somatostatin analogs have been proposed as […]

Upper airway obstruction at birth due to congenital goiter

Topic: GOITROUS CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM Title -Goitrous congenital hypothyroidism in a twin pregnancy causing respiratory obstruction at birth: implications for management. Authors: Reynolds BC, Simpson JH, Macara L, Watt AJB, Kubba H, Donaldson MDC, & Pohlenz J. Reference: Acta Paediatrica 95: 1345-1348, 2006 Summary Objectives Report on a twin pregnancy complicated by fetal goitrous hypothyroidism secondary […]

Who should we screen for thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy?

Topic: THYROID AND PREGNANCY Title: Detection of thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy: universal screening or targeted high-risk case finding? Authors: Vaidya B, Anthony S, Bilous M, Shields B, Drury J, Hutchison S, Bilous R. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 92: 203-207, 2007 Summary Background Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy is common (about 2.5%). […]