April 2009



  • Treatment of Hyper- and Hypothyroidism

    Committees from AACE and ATA are currently working on updating the hyper- and hypothyroidism treatment guidelines.

    By Jeffrey R. Garber, MD; By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

  • Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules: An Overview

    Thyroid nodules are very common and frequently benign.

    By Hossein Gharib, MD; By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

  • Management of Thyroid Carcinoma: Key Considerations

    Thyroid cancer occurs as frequently as many other more publicized cancers.

    By Gerard M. Doherty, MD; and Mira Milas, MD, FACS; By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

  • Long-Term Follow-Up and Management of Thyroid Cancer

    Controversy exists in many areas of thyroid cancer follow-up management, such as the use of radioactive iodine to ablate remnant tissue after thyroidectomy, the appropriate use of thyroxine suppression therapy, and the role of human recombinant thyrotropin.

    By R. Michael Tuttle, MD; By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief


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ADA, AACE Comment on Intensive vs Conventional Glucose Control in Critically Ill Patients: NICE-SUGAR

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggests that intensive blood glucose control for critical care patients with hyperglycemia does not improve outcomes and is associated with an increase in deaths. ... more >

Statins May Falsely Indicate Thyroid Problems

Statins may falsely indicate thyroid problems, according to researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. "These findings could help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses of suspected thyroid problems,"... more >

New Recommendations on Aspirin in CVD Prevention

Physicians should consider risk factors including age, gender, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking, and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) before deciding whether to use aspirin to prevent myocardial infarcti... more >

Reduced-Calorie Diets Promote Long-Term Weight Loss, Regardless of Diet Type

Heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake—regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate—can help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain weight loss, according to a study published in the N... more >