The response of the skeletal system to parathyroid hormone for growth and bone mineralization in the postnatal period is crucially dependent on a full insulin growth factor -1 complex, investigators have found.
Central hypothyroidism and hypophysitis should be considered as potential side effects of treatment with pegylated interferon -α plus ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C virus infection, Argentinean researchers state.
A team of international researchers has discovered that patients who survive thyroid cancer have a 30% increased risk of developing a second primary cancer, and conversely, those who have had a primary cancer in other organs are at increased risk of subsequent thyroid cancer.
Modern diagnostic imaging techniques and intra-operative monitoring of hormone levels may increase the frequency and reliability with which surgeons can perform parathyroid gland removals by minimally invasive parathyroidectomies, researchers believe.
Harvard University researchers believe they may have finally resolved a longstanding paradox relating to a thyroid enzyme and its role in the thyroxine-mediated thyroid stimulating hormone negative-feedback mechanism.