THYROID

Effects of thyroidectomy on obstructive sleep apnea

Israeli experts performed a literature review with meta-analysis to test the relationship between surgical thyroid removal and obstructive sleep apnea. The results showed that thyroidectomy, in people with obstructive sleep apnea, is associated with small improvements in evidence collected by polysomnography It has been hypothesized that various thyroid diseases may contribute to the development or …

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Evolution over time of pediatric hyperthyroidism

French experts followed pediatric subjects with hyperthyroidism over a period of 10 years to see how the frequency of this thyroid dysfunction was trending over time. The results indicated that the incidence of pediatric hyperthyroidism has increased over the years, and they hypothesized relationships between this increase and possible factors that have promoted its occurrence. …

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Goiter and hypothyroidism in a child fed soy milk and hypoallergenic diet

A group of Italian specialists reported a case of clinically evident goiter and hypothyroidism observed in a child who, due to a cow’s milk allergy, was taking soy milk and following a diet aimed at reducing allergic reactivity. Soy milks have been used extensively as an alternative to cow’s milk in children allergic to that …

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Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and risk of diabetes

An international group of specialists, which included Italian clinicians, performed a systematic literature review with meta-analysis to test the relationship between the presence of subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The results confirmed no relationship between alterations in gland function and the occurrence of metabolic disease. Thyroid dysfunction and type …

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