Tag Archives: Thyroid
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Hypothyroid Symptoms Fail to Predict Thyroid Insufficiency in Old People: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

  Clinic-based studies have indicated that older hypothyroid patients may present only few symptoms. Methods In this population-based study of hypothyroidism, we investigated how the power of symptom presence predicts overt hypothyroidism in both young and older subjects. We identified patients newly diagnosed with overt autoimmune hypothyroidism in a population (n = 140, median thyroid-stimulating hormone, […]

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A Rare Diagnosis of a Thyroid Mass

  A 21-year-old woman presented with a neck mass, heat intolerance, and palpitations for the previous 2 weeks. She was found to have a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and tachycardia on examination. Thyroid-stimulating hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) were elevated, and radioactive iodine uptake study showed poor uptake. Subacute thyroiditis was treated with a […]

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Subclinical Thyroid Disease and Mortality in the Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study

The association between subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and mortality in the elderly is poorly defined. This study was designed to evaluate the association between subclinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism and mortality in the elderly and to define the thyroid-stimulating hormone values associated with excess mortality in the elderly. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study […]

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The Underlying ‘Inferno’

Thyroid Bruit and the Underlying ‘Inferno’ The normal thyroid has the most abundant blood flow of any tissue in the body. Early descriptions of color-flow Doppler ultrasonography in pathologic states of hyperthyroidism referred to the dramatic picture of elevated blood supply to the gland as the “thyroid inferno.”(1) Systolic-diastolic or systolic thyroid bruits have been […]

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