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Archives for April, 2009

Cigarette smoking and pregnancy

TOPIC: Thyroid function in pregnancy Title: Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with alterations in maternal and fetal thyroid function. Authors: Shields B, Hill A, Bilous M, Knight B, Hattersley AT, Bilous RW, & Vaidya B. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 94: 570-574, 2009 Summary Background Studies in the general population have shown […]

Adverse cardiovascular events in AIT

TOPIC: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis Title: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis is a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcome . Authors: Yiu K-H, Jim M-H, Lee C-H, Yuen M, Mok M, Shea Y-F, Fan K, Tse H-F, & Chow W-H. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 94: 109-114, 2009 Summary Background Whether the risk of long-term major adverse cardiovascular events […]