Thyroid Disorders Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Significant variation was found in thyroid testing practices, suggesting a possible need for better guidelines to improve consistency.
Even in adults with normal thyroid function, these hormones play a role in body weight regulation and may help identify individuals more responsive to a dietary intervention aimed at promoting weight loss, and those who are deemed unresponsive may be better candidates for bariatric surgery.
Serum thyroid stimulating hormone autoantibodies (TSAbs) levels are sensitive and specific biomarkers for the diagnosis of Graves’ disease in childhood.
The FDA announced approval of Nexavar® tablets (sorafenib) for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma that is refractory to radioactive iodine treatment.
Researchers examined whether thyroid cancer patients treated with radioactive iodine experienced a reduction in swallowing-related quality of life. Read their results.
Researchers examined the correlation between hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation in patients admitted to the hospital with new-onset AF.
Graves' disease research summary on remission predictors following anti-thyroid drug treatment.
What is the association between thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and renal cell cancer? A team of researchers explored this question.
A team led by researchers at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine conducted the study, “Quality of voice after surgical treatment for thyroid cancer.”
How safe is surgery as a treatment for thyroid diseases in aging patients? A study explored this question.
A team of researchers set out to understand the effectiveness and safety of two types of thyroidectomy procedures: the robotic thyroidectomy and endoscopic thyroidectomy.
Researchers set out to explore the relationship between hypothyroidism and cystic fibrosis.
How common are feelings of anxiety and depression in people with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), and can treatment of the condition help improve the mental health status of affected individuals?
To what extent is the recent rise in thyroid cancer incidence in the United States due to enhanced detection procedures?