Thyroid Disease Perspective

 
 
  • ENDO 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ENDO 2019
  • Stop the Patient Blame Game: What Actually Causes Obesity? Is it a lack of willpower? Are people choosing to overeat? Dr Dhurandhar reviews the most common misperceptions about obesity and discusses some of its real causes.
  • A Guide to Improving Insulin Access for Patients With T1D Dr Tridgell is an active advocate for affordable access to insulin. Here, he lays out concrete steps clinicians can take to improve insulin access for patients with type 1 diabetes.
  • The Rise of Home Thyroid Testing Brings Promise and Concerns Endocrinologists react to the emerging trend of consumers testing themselves for hypothyroidism outside of the doctor's office.
  • Thyroid Cancer in 2019: Questions That Remain Unanswered What used to be a relatively rare malignancy, thyroid cancer diagnoses are now rising quickly. Dr Leung discusses what we currently know and some of the top questions that remain unanswered.
  • Acromegaly: Are You Missing the Signs? For patients with acromegaly, 10 years or more may pass from symptom onset before a correct diagnosis is made, by which time complications may already exist. Could you be missing the signs?
  • Endocrinopathy After Cancer Therapy: The Downside of Success With advances in cancer therapy, diseases that were once fatal are becoming chronic disorders, often with adverse endocrine effects.
  • PBC: The Latest Data on an Evolving Disorder Dr Rowen Zetterman on diagnosing, managing, and treating this recently renamed autoimmune disorder.
  • 40 Years of Medicine: Reflections of an Endocrinologist Dr Richard Plotzker shares his thoughts on 40 years of medical practice as he enters retirement.
  • Can 'Normal' T4 Levels Increase AF Risk?   To minimize AF risk, should T4 levels be monitored in patients being treated for hypothyroidism?
  • The Baby With a Swollen Eyelid An 8-month-old girl's eye swelling appears to be getting worse when she presents at your clinic. Can you diagnose the problem?
  • Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a review that offers insights into the indications and mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate.
  • Could It Be the Sugar?   A 'battle royale' is brewing in the nutrition science field.
  • The Love-Hate Relationship With Levothyroxine Levothyroxine, despite being the most prescribed drug in the United States, has many patients disenchanted and looking to T3 for symptom relief. How should clinicians approach the T4/T3 controversy?
  • ATA 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from American Thyroid Association (ATA) 2018
  • The Only Treatment for Idiopathic Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that concludes that when no cause can be found, only one treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss is supported by the evidence.
  • 20 Nobel Prizes That Changed Medicine Forever The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded annually by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences or medicine.
  • The Thyroid Diet: Is There Such a Thing? From gluten to soy to iodine to selenium, patients are asking about 'thyroid diets.' What is the evidence on nutrition and thyroid health?
  • New PCOS Guidance: First Steps in Primary Care   Aimed at primary care providers as well as specialists, this international guidance is useful across the healthcare spectrum.
  • My Patient May Have a Mitochondrial Disease: What Should I Do?   All patients with a suspected mitochondrial disease should be seen by a mitochondrial medicine expert. But what can the primary care clinician do while waiting for that to happen?