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Archives for July, 2009

Complete resistance to TRH in a family

TOPIC: A biologically inactive TRH due to a mutant TRH-receptor Title: A family with complete resistance to thyrotropin-releasing hormone Authors: Bonomi M, Busnelli M, Beck-Peccoz P, Constanzo D, Antonica F, & Dolci C. Reference: New England Journal of Medicine 360: 731-734, 2009 Summary Background Recessive resistance to the action of TRH is a rare disorder […]

Management of well-differentiated thyroid cancer prior to radioiodine ablation

TOPIC: The importance of pre-ablation RAI scans Title: The utility of radioiodine scans prior to I131 ablation in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer Authors: Van Nostrand D, Aiken M, Atkins F, Moreau S, Garcia C, Acio E, Burman K, & Wartofsky L. Reference: Thyroid 2009 March 13 [Epub ahead of print] Summary Background The utility […]

Title: Side effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors

* Second of a new series of ‘Mini-Editorials’ in ‘Thyroid News’ While accounting for only 1% of solid malignancies, thyroid carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. The majority are patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma of follicular cell origin who are cured with adequate surgical management and radioiodine therapy. However, some thyroid […]