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CEU PREVIEW: Graves’ Anatomy: Transatlantic Differences in Treating Graves’ Hyperthyroidism

EN0719-CEU_cover-small Disagreements abound in treating Graves’ hyperthyroidism from the U.S. to Europe as different treatment protocols take precedence. In both Seattle and Miami, “Diagnosis and Management of Graves’ Hyperthyroidism” will demonstrate these conflicting practices and the progress that has been achieved. Graves’ disease – the most common cause of hyperthyroidism – affects between 1% and 1.5%...
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Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence – once only found in a Steven Spielberg movie – is being adopted by the healthcare industry more and more from improving diabetes outcomes to reducing unnecessary thyroid surgeries. As these technologies improve, clinicians will soon have yet another ally to individualize patient care. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Those very phrases stir up...
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Prenatal Precautions: Thyroid Function in Pregnancy

Thyroid dysfunction is fairly common among pregnant women and can often result in additional obstetric complications. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows that thyroid screening — despite some controversy as to its usefulness — could help identify women who might benefit from additional prenatal care. Pregnancy places quite a...
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Most Frequent Pathogenic Mutation in RET Carries Very Low Lifetime Risk of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

The most frequent pathogenic mutation in the rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation — p.Val804Met – carries with it a very low lifetime risk of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), which could mean the American Thyroid Association’s (ATA) recommendation of prophylactic thyroidectomy as standard for all RET mutation carriers is inappropriate, according to a study recently published...
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Persistent Organic Pollutants May Affect Child Growth and Development through Placental Thyroid Hormones

Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is associated with thyroid hormone (TH) levels in placenta, which could explain how exposure to these chemicals affects child growth and development, according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Zhong-Min Li, MSc, and Meri De Angelis, PhD, both of Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Research Center for...
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Thyroid Dysfunction May Lead to Diabetes during Pregnancy

Research supports thyroid screenings during early to mid-pregnancy Women with thyroid dysfunction in the first half of pregnancy face an increased risk for gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid dysfunction is common...
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Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face 50 Percent Higher Risk of Heart Disease than Women

Obesity also raises cardiovascular risk among thyroid cancer survivors Male thyroid cancer survivors have a nearly 50 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women within five years of cancer diagnosis, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid cancer occurs when cancerous tumors or nodules grow...

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