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06-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Increased arterial stiffness in subclinical hypothyroidism patients

UK scientists have found that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism have increased central arterial stiffness, and that the condition can be effectively treated using thyroid hormone replacement therapy with L-thyroxine.

06-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Natural estrogen offers anaplastic thyroid cancer treatment hope

The naturally occurring estrogen metabolite 2-methoxyestradiol may offer effective therapy against anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, Swedish scientists claim.

06-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid microfollicle classification criteria suggested

In thyroid fine needle aspirates, cytologists should be careful about classifying all small groups of follicular cells as microfollicular, and should restrict this term to groups with reproducible features, such as those containing a cluster of fewer than 15 cells, US researchers advise.

06-04-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Increased secondary hyperparathyroidism risk in obese Black Americans

Results of a growth and obesity study have revealed that obese Black Americans are at increased risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism due to vitamin D deficiency.

23-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid nodule treatment guidelines updated

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has released its amended medical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules.

23-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Improved cosmetic results with minimally invasive thyroidectomy

Two distinct, minimally invasive approaches to thyroidectomy could, with careful patient selection, result in improved cosmetic outcome without compromising the "safe," and satisfactory performance of such surgery, study results suggest.

23-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Grave's disease lymphocyte flooding mechanism found

Immunoglobulin G from patients with Grave's disease can activate thyrocytes to express powerful T-cell chemoattractants, say US scientists who suggest that this mechanism may be key for lymphocyte recruitment to the thyroid in sufferers of the disorder.

23-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Subtotal parathyroidectomy appropriate for recurrent HPT

European researchers have found that, when correctly performed, subtotal parathyroidectomy minimizes the risk of permanent hypocalcemia and facilitates further surgery in patients with recurrent hyperparathyroidism.

23-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Growth hormone-thyroid volume link clarified

Research findings indicate a critical role for growth hormone in the determination of thyroid morphology, independent of thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.

09-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

A-bomb survivors suffer increased thyroid disease incidence

Confirming the link between radiation exposure and thyroid disease, research published in the

Journal of the American Medical Association

shows that survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki more than 60 years ago have an increased risk of thyroid nodules.

09-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Influence of rexinoids on HPT-axis delineated

A team of French and US researchers has found that retinoid X receptor-selective retinoids have multiple effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis.

09-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

HRPT2 gene gene mutations linked to sporadic parathyroid tumors

UK study findings indicate that mutations in the gene that encodes the parafibromin protein, called

HRPT2

, may play a role in the development of sporadic parathyroid carcinomas.

09-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Novel assay gauges renal hyperparathyroidism surgery success

Intraoperative monitoring with second generation assays for parathyroid hormone levels "seems to be a valuable tool" in renal hyperparathyroidism surgery, Austrian researchers say.

09-03-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid disorders do not increase cardiac disease risk

US researchers say that apart from a link between subclinical hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation, thyroid function is not associated with cardiac disease or mortality.

23-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Subclinical thyroid disease may elevate cardiovascular risk

Turkish research reveals that in addition to subclinical hyperthyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

23-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

HLA-C allele may protect against goiters

Spanish researchers suggest that the major histocompatibility complex-Cw4 allele may protect against the development of multinodular goiter.

23-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Hypothyroidism – iodine intake link outlined

Results of a population-based investigation have shown that the areas of Denmark with the highest incidence of hypothyroidism are also those that have the highest iodine intakes.

23-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Local anesthesia might enjoy revival for thyroidectomy

Research reported in the

Archives of Surgery

indicates that contrary to common belief, local anesthetic techniques may be appropriate for patients undergoing thyroidectomy.

23-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Adipokines may mediate metabolic effects of thyroid disease

Study findings have indicated that the influence of thyroid disease on metabolism may be due to the effects of thyroid hormones on adipokines.

09-02-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Irinotecan may treat MTC

Irinotecan, alone or in combination with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor CEP-751, may be useful for the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer, say investigators from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.