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2012-04-24 10:05:26

An analysis of individual data from prospective studies assessing the risks of thyroid dysfunction suggests that subclinical hyperthyroidism may be associated with increased risk of total mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) death and incident atrial fibrillation (AF), although the risk of CHD mortality and AF is higher when thyrotropin levels are below 0.10 mIU/L, according to a report published Online First in Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Subclinical...

2012-04-09 09:41:52

Largest Genome-Wide Association Study to Date on Hypothyroidism Conducted Includes Genetic Associations Common to Autoimmune Diseases Using its unique online research platform, 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has found five significant genetic associations for hypothyroidism in the largest known genome-wide association study of hypothyroidism conducted to date. The details of the study are now available online in the journal PLoS ONE. “With nearly 90 percent of our...

2012-04-05 02:24:15

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, today announced the appointment of Richard T. Kloos, M.D., as senior medical director. In this role, Dr. Kloos will educate the endocrinology community about the company's first product, the Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis, and will lead all thyroid product medical efforts. Dr. Kloos was previously professor in the divisions of...

2012-03-30 07:42:16

New study challenges assumption that thyroidectomy is a low-risk operation for older patients Elderly patients who undergo thyroid surgery are at a much higher risk than their younger counterparts for serious cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study findings challenge long-held beliefs that thyroidectomy carries the same risk level of...

2012-03-06 06:40:00

ATLANTA, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Johnston, founder of BlissPlan.com (http://www.BlissPlan.com), developed an illness that was so severe that simply getting dressed in the morning was a major accomplishment. When her heart began pounding loudly and erratically, she agreed to a series of medical tests. She was diagnosed as having Graves' disease, which occurs when the thyroid launches into overdrive, sending vast quantities of hormones reeling throughout the body. Her doctors...

2012-02-09 12:20:01

Children of mothers screened and treated for reduced thyroid function during pregnancy show no signs of improved IQ compared to women who receive no treatment, new research has uncovered Children of mothers screened and treated for reduced thyroid function during pregnancy show no signs of improved IQ compared to women who receive no treatment, new research has uncovered. Scientists from Cardiff University's School of Medicine working with colleagues from The Wolfson Institute of...

2012-01-31 07:15:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, today announced the appointment of Mark Spring as chief financial officer. "We are delighted that Mark Spring has joined the Veracyte team," said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte's cofounder and chief executive officer. "His extensive experience as a CFO and senior finance leader in both public and private healthcare companies will...

2012-01-24 10:31:20

Exposure to iodinated contrast media during imaging procedures is associated with changes in thyroid function, and increased risk of developing hyperthyroidism, according to a report in the January 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Iodinated contrast media (ICM) are commonly administered pharmaceutical agents," the authors write as background information. ICM are frequently used in scans and imaging procedures such as cardiac catheterization and...

2012-01-23 22:36:12

Exposure to iodinated contrast media during imaging procedures is associated with changes in thyroid function, and increased risk of developing hyperthyroidism, according to a report in the January 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Iodinated contrast media (ICM) are commonly administered pharmaceutical agents," the authors write as background information. ICM are frequently used in scans and imaging procedures such as cardiac catheterization and...

2012-01-22 12:00:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, January 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, the USA, The Netherlands and Spaintoday report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with levels of thyroid stimulating hormone and risk of thyroid cancer.The paper 'Discovery of common variants associated with low TSH levels and thyroid cancer risk' is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using data...


Latest thyroid disease Reference Libraries

Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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