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01-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

PTH effects on bone mineralization, resorption depend on full IGF complex

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.

01-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Hypothyroidism-dyskinesia link described

Psychiatrists encourage more research into the links between thyroid dysfunction and the dopaminergic system, on reporting the case of a woman with hypothyroidism and schizophrenia.

01-06-2006 | Infectious disease | Article

Central hypothyroidism listed as hepatitis C treatment side-effect

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.

01-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Bidirectional links identified between thyroid, other cancer risk

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.

18-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Perchlorate in drinking water does not affect thyroid function

Six months of exposure to perchlorate at doses of up to 3 mg per day does not alter thyroid activity, study findings from the USA reveal.

18-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Levothyroxine reduces thyroid volume in children with goiter

Swedish scientists have found that levothyroxine treatment effectively reduces thyroid volume, particularly in hypothyroid, but also in euthyroid children with goiter caused by autoimmune thyroiditis.

18-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Hyperthyroid heart rate variability parameters elucidated

Patients with hyperthyroidism typically have both increased sympathetic and decreased vagal modulation of heart rate, Taiwanese study findings show.

18-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Improved diagnosis of thyroid cancer underlies increased incidence

The increased incidence of thyroid cancer in the past 30 years may be due to improved diagnostic techniques rather than an increase in the occurrence of the disease, researchers write in the

Journal of the American Medical Association


18-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Factors influencing performance of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy outlined

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.

04-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Alzheimer's disease development unrelated to thyroid hormone levels

Dutch researchers have uncovered evidence that argues against an important role for thyroid function in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

04-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroxine absorption depends on gastric acid secretion

Findings published in the

New England Journal of Medicine

have revealed that a higher dose of thyroxine may be required in patients with multinodular goiter and concomitant atrophic gastritis, chronic

Helicobacter pylori

infection, or both.

04-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Too early to estimate Chernobyl impact on thyroid cancer rates

Experts argue that not enough is yet known about the long-term health effects of the Chernobyl disaster to fully evaluate its impact on levels of thyroid cancer in the region.

04-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

General anesthesia 'unnecessary' for many HPT surgeries

Scientists advise that most minimally invasive parathyroidectomies for patients with primary parathyroidism can be performed using cervical block anesthesia without the need for general anesthesia.

04-05-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Concordant imaging increases parathyroid adenoma localization

Surgeons have found that for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, imaging with both technetium Tc99m sestamibi and neck ultrasonography is highly accurate in localizing parathyroid adenoma.

20-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Hypothyroidism correlates with brain metabolism abnormalities

Investigators have discovered that adults with hypothyroidism are at an increased risk of suffering from abnormal regional brain metabolism and neuropsychological impairment.

20-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Sunscreens may induce hypothyroidism

UV-absorbing chemicals found in sunscreens may disturb production of thyroid hormones, German scientists have reported at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Glasgow, UK.

20-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Somatostatin analogs evaluated in rare thyroid tumor

Somatostatin analogs show

in vitro

antiproliferative activity in a subset of human medullary thyroid carcinomas, Italian researchers have found.

20-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Histone deacetylase involved in thyroid carcinogenesis

Depsipeptide, a novel inhibitor of histone deacetylase, suppresses the expression of various genes related to thyroid cancer at the level of transcription, US study findings indicate.

20-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Role of D2 in TSH control unraveled

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.

06-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

No increased risk of thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity in subfertile men

Thyroid disorders and thyroid autoimmunity do not seem to influence male fertility, scientists from Belgium have observed.