Thyroid Disorders

Seen in the ED: Generalized Weakness
January 12, 2022

Persistent generalized weakness and decreased oral intake bring a man in his early 60s with hx of thyroid cancer to the ED. Do ECG and labs suggest a diagnosis?

Thyroid Nodules and the Thyroid in Pregnancy: Notes for Primary Care
June 14, 2016

What groups are at high risk of cancer after diagnosis of thyroid nodules? How does thyroid testing differ by trimester during pregnancy? Short review, here.

Follow-up of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in Primary Care
June 14, 2016

Surveillance after surgery for WDTC requires close clinical collaboration and primary care is an integral element.

Subclinical Thyroid Disease: When to Treat and How
May 18, 2016

Treatment for subclinical varieties of thyroid disease is rarely black and white. Here is a brief guide to navigating the grey.

The Extremes of Thyroid Disease: Myxedema Coma and Thyroid Storm
May 18, 2016

Myxedema coma and thyroid storm can both masquerade as disease in multiple organ systems. Both also can be fatal.

Thyroid Problems May Spell Trouble for Diabetes Risk
April 21, 2016

Low thyroid function predisposes to weight gain, which may partly explain the association with higher risk of diabetes.

Graves’ Disease Refresher for Primary Care
April 19, 2016

What are the common presenting symptoms? How is Graves' best diagnosed? What are the 3 key treatments? Brush-up on the basics, here.

Thyroid Hormone Replacement: An Interim Era
April 14, 2016

Why not just add T3 to the thyroid hormone replacement mix-as you would with a thyroid extract?

Diabetes Risk Linked With Hypothyroidism
June 23, 2015

Hypothyroidism increases the risk of diabetes, but in subclinical hypothyroidism the increased risk is prominent only with statin use.

Endocrine Is In: A Top 3 Primary Care Diagnostic Group
June 04, 2015

Diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism-these endocrine disorders and others are major reasons why patients come to you. Find out what you know, and don’t know, here.