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2011-06-13 14:24:20

Disease presented in Thyroid journal New clinical guidelines developed by an expert panel that include 100 evidence-based recommendations for optimal care of patients with hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis are presented in the current issue of Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The guidelines, developed jointly by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), are...

2011-01-15 00:00:00

Since January is Thyroid Awareness Month, the nation's leading thyroid patient advocates, Mary Shomon, a New York Times best-selling author and advocate, and Katie Schwartz, founder of the DearThyroid.org website and comedy writer, have joined forces to create a new campaign, called "I Am the Face of Thyroid Disease." The campaign features video messages and photos from thyroid patients, practitioners and other members of the global thyroid community posted at the site...

2010-12-02 14:08:52

Research may lead to better Graves' disease treatment Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone, a finding that brings scientists one step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease. In Graves' disease, the thyroid gland never stops. Thyroid-stimulating antibodies bind to receptors, activating them to keep the thyroid hormone coming and coming "” like a broken traffic light stuck on green "”...

2010-08-17 06:45:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark office (http://www.uspto.gov) for an important new technology patent addressing global stability problems of thyroid hormone drugs. According to the FDA (http://www.fda.gov): "Thyroid hormones effect protein, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism, growth and development. Orally administered levothyroxine sodium is used as...

2010-07-22 12:43:14

Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women. The findings, however, do not indicate that there would be any benefit from routinely screening pregnant women for thyroid problems, the researchers said. The study appears in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Our work shows a link between anti-TPO...

2010-01-08 16:13:34

Study explains why Graves' disease also targets the eye's orbit A cell type that causes significant scarring in lung disease appears to have a similar effect in Graves' disease, University of Michigan Health System researchers have found. The cells, called fibrocytes, are present at a higher than normal frequency in patients with Graves' disease, according to a new study, the first to associate fibrocytes with this autoimmune disease. The discovery is a major step forward in explaining how...

2009-08-05 07:05:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new effort to examine the link between nuclear reactors and thyroid disease near NYC was made at Croton on Hudson, during this year's Clearwater Festival. The festival is held just downstream from Indian Point, the oldest operating nuclear reactor in the U.S. In keeping with Clearwater's commitment to a clean environment, it stepped up by permitting testing for elevated Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the first clinical indicator of...

2009-06-03 13:05:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned health care professionals Wednesday of the risk of serious liver injury from the use of an anti-thyroid drug. After analyzing adverse event reports, the FDA has identified an increased risk of liver injury with propylthiouracil (commonly known as PTU) when compared to an alternative treatment for Graves' disease, methimazole, Dr. Amy Egan of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said. Health care professionals should carefully consider...

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2009-04-09 07:55:53

Liver failure results from use of a medication to treat thyroid disease in children, two doctors caution in a report accounted by the Associated Press. Typically, doctors initially opt to prescribe propylthiouracil or methimazole when treating children diagnosed with Graves' disease, the most common cause of an overactive thyroid.  Secondly, a doctor might prescribe surgery or radioactive iodine.  Reports over the last 60 years have surfaced connecting the use of propylthiouracil,...

2009-04-05 11:10:21

Japanese actor Hiro Mizushima says he has married singer Ayaka, adding the Real Voice singer will undergo treatment for Basedow's disease. Mizushima, 24, said at a recent joint news conference that he and the 21-year-old singer got married Feb. 24, but insisted he would prove to his fans his nuptials would not hinder his craft, the Kyodo News Agency reported Saturday. I'd like to do my best for each of my jobs so that (my fans) can think it was good for me to have married Ayaka, Mizushima...


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