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Archives for January, 2011

Neonatal T4 Levels in Preterm Infants

Levels of neonatal thyroid hormone in preterm infants and neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 1/2 years: millennium cohort study. Delahunty C , Falconer S , Hume R , Jackson L , Midgley P , Mirfield M , Ogston S , Perra O , Simpson J , Watson J , Willatts P , Williams F ; Scottish […]

Management of Very Low Risk PTC

Prophylactic central neck dissection and local recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer: a meta-analysis. Zetoune T , Keutgen X , Buitrago D , Aldailami H , Shao H , Mazumdar M , Fahey TJ 3rd , Zarnegar R Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Dec;17(12):3287-93. The effectiveness of prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) in the treatment of patients […]

Relation of Stimulated Post Ablation Tg to Tumor Recurrence

Thyroid cancer recurrence in patients clinically free of disease with undetectable or very low serum thyroglobulin values. Kloos RT J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Dec;95(12):5241-8. Epub One hundred seven patients had initial thyroid cancer surgery and subsequent remnant radioiodine ablation. Patients underwent recombinant human TSH (rhTSH)-mediated diagnostic whole-body scan and rhTSH-stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement before […]

An Extensive Review of the Role of Selenium in Thyroid Homeostasis

Selenium and the thyroid: a close-knit connection. Duntas LH J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Dec;95(12):5180-8. Epub 2010 Sep 1. The recent recognition that the essential trace element selenium is incorporated as selenocysteine in all three deiodinases has decisively confirmed the clear-cut link between selenium and thyroid function. It has additionally been established that the thyroid […]

Making the Case for RAI Treatment of Intra-thoracic Goiter

Approach to management of the patient with primary or secondary intrathoracic goiter. Hegedüs L , Bonnema SJ J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Dec;95(12):5155-62. Intrathoracic (substernal) goiter, depending on definition, is seen in up to 45% of all patients operated for goiter. It can either be primary (ectopic thyroid tissue detached from a cervical thyroid mass), […]