UK scientists have found that individuals who have been treated for hyper- or hypothyroidism have no increased risk of mortality or serious vascular events, but they may have a greater risk for specific nonfatal vascular events.
Elderly patients should undergo thyroid function evaluation before and after contrast imaging because of the risk of iodine-induced hyperthyroidism through exposure to iodinated contrast media, clinicians say.
Dietary iodine supplementation that is more than adequate or excessive does not appear to be safe, especially for susceptible populations who either have iodine deficiency or potential autoimmune thyroid diseases, researchers reporting in the
US researchers have found that a high proportion of patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism who have equivocal pre-operative imaging results can be cured with unilateral surgical exploration alone.
Scientists have discovered that thyroidectomy can be performed using a new surgical method that involves an incision about half the length used for traditional surgery, combined with ultrasonic technology.