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John Lazarus, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCOG, FACE

Professor of Clinical Endocrinology, Cardiff School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK

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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 […]

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 […]

Iron deficiency and maternal thyroid function

TOPIC: Potential role of iron deficiency adversely affecting maternal thyroid function. Title: Iron deficiency predicts poor maternal thyroid status during pregnancy. Authors: Zimmerman MB, Burgi H, & Hurrell RF. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 92: 3436-3440, 2007 Summary Background Pregnant women are often iron deficient during the 2 nd and 3 rd trimesters […]

Who should we screen for thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy?

Topic: THYROID AND PREGNANCY Title: Detection of thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy: universal screening or targeted high-risk case finding? Authors: Vaidya B, Anthony S, Bilous M, Shields B, Drury J, Hutchison S, Bilous R. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 92: 203-207, 2007 Summary Background Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy is common (about 2.5%). […]