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Archives for July, 2008

Endothelium-dependent vasodilation by rhTSH

TOPIC: Vascular effects of TSH Title: Enhancement of vascular endothelial function by recombinant human thyrotrophin. Authors: Napoli R, Biondi B, Guardasole V, D'Anna C, De Sena A, Pirozzi C, Terracciano D, Mazzarella C, Matarazzo M, & Sacca L. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 93: 1959-1963, 2008 Summary Background The cardiovascular consequences of thyroid […]

Routine evaluation of thyroid nodules using calcitonin determination

TOPIC: Calcitonin measurement for thyroid nodules: is it cost-effective? Title: Calcitonin measurement in the evaluation of thyroid nodules in the United States: A cost-effectiveness and decision analysis. Authors: Cheung K, Roman SA, Wang TS, Walker HD, & Sosa JA. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 93: 2173-2180, 2008 Summary Background European studies have shown […]

Pulse therapy for GO using methylprednisolone

TOPIC: Graves' orbitopathy Title: Methylprednisolone pulse therapy for patients with moderately severe Graves' orbitopathy: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Authors: Van Geest RJ, Sasim IV, Koppenschaar HP, Kalmann R, Stravers SN, Bijlsma WR, & Mourits MP . Reference: European Journal of Endocrinology 158: 229-237, 2008 Summary Background Glucocorticoids, administered through different routes, are a mainstay […]