Monthly Archives: January 2017

Afirma GEC

Afirma GEC

Afirma GEC Beware of small numbers in studies so far. Afirma has a strong negative predictive value for benign. This is a major use .  Large multicenter study, multiple exclusions, variable performance in meta-analysis. No data in types of cancer...

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Thyroid and Pregnancy #4

Thyroid and Pregnancy #4

Thyroid and Pregnancy #4 Isolated low FreeT4 without high TSH should not be treated with thyroid hormone.It is strongly advised not to use T3 ,combo T4/T3 or desiccated thyroid (Armour) during pregnancy. T4 treatment to keep TSH in the lower...

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Thyroid and Pregnancy#3

Thyroid and Pregnancy#3

Thyroid and Pregnancy#3 2-17% of pregnant have thyroid TPO antibodies.Most common in Caucasian and Asian but not African Americans. Eythyroid females with positive TPO antibodies need TSH testing every 4 weeks during the mid-pregnancy. Stay away...

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Thyroid and Pregnancy #2

Thyroid and Pregnancy #2

Thyroid and Pregnancy #2 Spot urine iodine is not a good test for iodine deficiency due to marked shifts during the day. It can only be used in population studies.Beware of physicians doing this spot iodine test on you. Severe iodine deficiency...

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Thyroid Facts #2

Thyroid Facts #2

Thyroid Facts #2 12 % of all Americans will develop thyroid disease in their lifetime. 60% of Americans are living with some form of thyroid disease and do not know it. Females have a 5X-8X increased risk of getting thyroid diseases than men...

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