Is Radiofrequency RFA a Safe Alternative to Surgery for Benign Thyroid Nodules? The answer is yes. However, it depends on the skill of the operator. RF ablation has been shown to be an effective treatment modality for benign thyroid nodules...More info
HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism.
HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism. This recent study found Hypothyroidism following single HIFU ablation occurred rarely...More info
To Take Thyroid Hormone or Not if You are Over 65 and New Mild Hypothyroidism. Waste of money and time? Maybe TENS of thousands of patients taking a common drug to treat an under-active thyroid will get next to no benefit from it, according to a...More info
Subclinical Hypothyroidism Increased Risk for Miscarriage New results suggest the risk for miscarriage before 20 weeks of pregnancy is higher among women with untreated subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) than among euthyroid women. Researchers of...More info
Survey of Thyroid Specialists by American Thyroid Association: Adverse Outcomes with Thyroid Hormone Extract THE
Survey of Thyroid Specialists by American Thyroid Association: Adverse Outcomes with Thyroid Hormone Extract THE Shrestha RT et al Endo Prac 23(5) May 2017 p.566 The adverse symptoms reported. Hyperthyroid 60%—-Hypothyroid...More info
Thyroid Specialists Comments on Patient’s Use of Thyroid Extract THE Sample of Comments by physicians about Adverse Events “I never prescribe THE, but new patients to me are taking it. I insist they switch to LThyroxine”. I...More info
Thyroid Treatment 101: Time to Get Rid of Thyroid Extract: 19 th Century Treatment in the 21 st Century.
Thyroid Treatment 101: Time to Get Rid of Thyroid Extract THE: 19 th Century Treatment in the 21 st Century. Shrestha RT et al Endocrine Practice 23(5) May 2017 Adverse effects from Armour thyroid ( thyroid hormone extract)THE 174 reports...More info
Thyroid Disease 101: Seaweed soup is an Iodine Bomb On birthdays, many South Koreans eat seaweed soup in the morning. After giving birth, mothers eat this brownish translucent broth swimming with seaweed, believing the nutrients will boost...More info
Thyroiditis 101: Lithium Treatment for Bipolar Disease Physicians should be attentive to both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism when managing patients receiving lithium for bipolar disorder. Lithium Carbonate The patient can present with...More info
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease 101: Associated Uveitis Thyroid autoimmune Graves’ and Hashimoto’s patients can have associated intermediate uveitis and should have careful follow-up with regular systemic evaluation.More info
Once a Week T4 Dosing for Hypothyroidism: It Works But Who Needs IT? Rarely Anyone Once weekly L-thyroxine works among previously non-compliant young and middle-aged adults. Also those who are non-adherent to daily dosing. May be suitable to...More info
There are 4 Treatments for Toxic or Autonomous Thyroid Nodules:Only One Involves No Surgery or Radiation
There are 4 Treatments for Toxic or Autonomous Thyroid Nodules:Only Two Involvee No Surgery or Radiation What is a toxic nodule TNG or autonomous functioning thyroid nodule AFTN? Different from other nodules these start as a single cloned cell...More info