I thought that you might (or there again might not) be interested in the fate of two papers our group has been trying to get past the intransigent blocking tactics of the professional thyroid community. I mentioned earlier that we had submitted them (one a paper on the incidence and presentation of those people who are poor T4-T3 converters/users, the need for FT3 monitoring and the futility of T4 monotherapy for these subjects, and the other an overarching review covering the whole of our findings and the implications opposing current conventional consensus thinking and proposing a rationale for detecting and suitably treating conversion-deficient patients). We have received time and time again refusals even to take our ideas seriously, if at all. The most specious dishonest arguments are put forward - e.g. one reviewer rejected our review simply because "he/she is a firm advocate of TSH based diagnosis" (no chance of objective assessment there! But the editors concurred, rather than disqualifying the reviewer as irredeemably biased). With donkeys like that, it's an uphill struggle. But my message is that we do not give up. Even though the latest RCP guidelines continue the same old dreary story - they remain back in "penny-farthing" days. TUK members can be assured we'll publish, but I can't feel confident about the herd response - other than shrugging of shoulders and turning of backs.
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