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Archives for December, 2007

Thyroid volume and echostructure in children

TOPIC: Factors influencing thyroid volume in school-age children in an area with iodine sufficiency Title: Thyroid volume and echo-structure in school children living in an iodine-replete area: relation to age, pubertal stage, and body mass index. Authors: Kaloumenou I, Alevizaki M, Ladopoulos C, Antoniou A, Duntas LH, Mastorakos G, Chiotis D, Mengreli C, Livadas S, […]

Is thyroxine administration the answer?

TOPIC: Autoimmune thyroid disease during pregnancy Title: Levothyroxine treatment in euthyroid pregnant women with autoimmune thyroid disease: effects on obstetrical complications. Authors: Negro R , Formoso G , Mangieri T , Pezzarossa A , Dazzi D , & Hassan H. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 91:2587-2591, 2007 Summary Background Euthyroid women with autoimmune […]

TG assays for the follow-up of thyroid cancer

TOPIC: Methodological issues with serum thyroglobulin measurements Title: Comparison of seven serum thyroglobulin assays in the follow-up of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer patients Authors: Schlumberger M, Hitzel A, Toubert ME, Corone C, et al. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 92:2487-2495, 2007 Summary Objectives Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is the most sensitive and specific […]