Hypothyroidism

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

There are 14 states that perform a routine second screening in infants at approximately 2 weeks of age.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Divergent recommendations in guidelines from the USPSTF and the ATA/AACE contribute to the controversy surrounding whether to test and treat for subclinical hypothyroidism.

Thyroid hormone treatment linked to reduced risk of pregnancy loss in subclinical hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormone treatment linked to reduced risk of pregnancy loss in subclinical hypothyroidism

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Treatment is associated with decreased loss of pregnancy among women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Subclinical hypothyroidism plus statins increase diabetes risk

Subclinical hypothyroidism plus statins increase diabetes risk

Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism who take statins have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

A patient, Ms. B., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago.

Metformin linked to low TSH levels

Metformin linked to low TSH levels

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The biguanide metformin was associated with a 55% increased risk of low TSH levels in patients with hypothyroidism when compared with sulfonylurea use.

Treating hypothyroidism in primary care

Can a patient with new-onset hypothyroidism be started on levothyroxine 50 µg/day without endocrine referral?

Managing subclinical hypothyroidism

What is the preferred thyroid management for a woman aged 34 years who presents with an enlarged thyroid, no nodules and irregular menstrual periods for the past six months?

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