Hyperthyroidism Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Patients who choose radioactive iodine therapy to treat hyperthyroidism and Graves disease are not at increased risk for developing cancer, say experts.
Patients with acute hypothyroidism following total thyroidectomy have increased local brain functional connectivity, which correlates with poorer mental quality of life and depression.
Subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture and other fractures in an observational study involving data from more than 70,000 participants.
Hyperthyroidism and high-normal free T4 levels in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, according to findings from a population-based cohort study. The study was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
After being off the marked for over a year, the branded medication Levoxyl (levothyroxine sodium) is expected to be available in pharmacies on approximately March 3, 2014, according to a statement released by Pfizer. The medication is approved to treat hypothyroidism and various types of euthyroid goiters.
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