Articles related to THYROID DISEASE
Estimated Effect of Parathyroidectomy on Long-Term Kidney Function in Adults with Primary Hyperparathyroidism
In this target trial emulation involving nearly 44,000 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), similar declines in kidney function at 5 and 10 years were seen in patients managed with parathyroidectomy and in those managed nonoperatively. Thus, in this study, parathyroidectomy had no effect on long-term kidney function in older adults with PHPT.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism April 19th 2023
Thyroid Hormone Use in Mood Disorders: Revisiting the Evidence
The author concludes that “careful use of T3 and L-T4 can be critical mood-stabilizingoptions, especially for depressive illness that has not responded to first-line therapies,and can provide an alternative to other augmentation strategies such as atypicalantipsychotics, lithium, or esketamine/ketamine.”
Psychiatry August 16th 2022
Interaction Between Levothyroxine and Food
Levothyroxine, which is the third most popular drug in the US and the main drug used to treat primary hypothyroidism, also possesses clinically significant interactions with food, beverages, and supplements that can change the safety and efficacy of thyroid-hormone replacement therapies. This review article from Pharmaceuticals reviews 925 hypothyroid patients that highlighted “disturbing” lifestyle and diet patterns.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism June 23rd 2022
What’s the Cause of This Patient’s Mottled Skin?
Can you figure out the cause of this progressing discoloration on the bilateral anterior thighs of this 48-year-old patient? The patient denies pain, itching, or blistering, but her medical history is relevant for hypothyroidism. Any guesses?
Dermatology February 1st 2022