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Archives for June, 2011

Iodine fortification during pregnancy

TOPIC: Prenatal multivitamin pills Title: Iodine Content of U.S. Prenatal Multivitamins Authors: Leung AM, Braverman LE, Pino S, He X, & Pearce EN. Reference: Thyroid 18 (Suppl. 1) S-45, 2008 Abstract of a poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (Chicago, October 2008) Summary Background Adequate maternal iodine intake during […]

Occult MTC is Present in the Thyroid of About 1/1000 Individuals at Autopsy

Valle LA , Kloos RT The prevalence of occult medullary thyroid carcinoma at autopsy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jan;96(1):E109-13. Epub 2010 Oct 13. The prevalence of occult medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in the general population is unknown but may be important when considering strategies to diagnose clinically relevant MTC in nodular goiter or other […]

Radiation Safety in the Treatment of Patients with Thyroid Diseases by Radioiodine 131I: Practice Recommendations of the American Thyroid Association

James C. Sisson, John Freitas, Iain Ross McDougall, Lawrence T. Dauer, James R. Hurley, James D. Brierley, Charlotte H. Edinboro, David Rosenthal, Michael J. Thomas, Jason A Wexler, Ernest Asamoah, Anca M. Avram, Mira Milas, Carol Greenlee Thyroid. April 2011, 21(4): 335-346. The Most Commonly Occurring Papillary Thyroid Cancer in the United States Is Now […]

Approach to the patient with nontoxic multinodular goiter

Bahn RS , Castro MR J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 May;96(5):1202-12. Thyroid nodules are very common, and although the majority are benign, approximately 5% may harbor malignancy. The evaluation of the patient with solitary thyroid nodule is generally straightforward and will typically include measurement of serum TSH to assess thyroid function and fine-needle aspiration biopsy […]

Current Thyroglobulin Autoantibody (TgAb) Assays Often Fail to Detect Interfering TgAb that Can Result in the Reporting of Falsely Low/Undetectable Serum Tg IMA Values for Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Spencer C , Petrovic I , Fatemi S J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 May;96(5):1283-91. Specimens have thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb) measured prior to thyroglobulin (Tg) testing because the qualitative TgAb status (positive or negative) determines risk for Tg assay interference, and the quantitative TgAb concentration serves as a surrogate tumor marker for differentiated thyroid cancer. This […]