New paper - encouraging progress

Here is a short paper by Bianco and coworkers where our group is also mentioned. It questions the use of TSH in therapy. The paper is accessible.

Clin Thyroidol 2016;28:325–328.

NOVEMBER 2016

Does Normal TSH Mean Euthyroidism in L-T4 Treatment?

Jacques Orgiazzi,

Peterson SJ, McAninch EA, Bianco AC

Is a normal TSH synonymous with "euthyroidism" in levothyroxine monotherapy? J Clin Endocrinol Metab October 4, 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

online.liebertpub.com/doi/f...

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  • Likely this: online.liebertpub.com/doi/p...

    EDIT: Link now to the correct pdf

  • No not that one. This is more recent.

  • Edited my first reply, now pointing to pdf: online.liebertpub.com/doi/p...

    Seems to be the same, different formatting

  • Excellent progress against the TSH-madness. I hope there will soon be also research and publicity on TISSUE LEVEL hypothyroidism

    tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10....

    Zulewski score has emphasis on tissue level effect: drive.google.com/open?id=0B...

  • The original study was accepted 9-2016 and published in the JCEM and is here and includes the tables. It does not reference Drs. Hoermann, Midgley et al, that I could find.

    press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf...

    The Clinical Thyroidology newsletter published a copy, without Tables, which was reviewed by Dr. Hershman here, who referenced a study by Drs. Hoermann, Midgley et al. PR

    online.liebertpub.com/doi/p...

  • Thanks, Diogenes.

    Good to see the message continues to be pushed out there and that Bianco has at long last noted your group's contributions.

  • Great that they referenced you! :-)

  • The question is raised but peters out with the last line...

    As to the use of combined T4 –T3 treatments in hypothyroid patients, currently they should be considered within the framework of research protocols, as recommended in the 2012 ETA guidelines

    Sort-of, yes it might be a good idea but for goodness sake don't do it for the benefit of real people, just if you can fit it into some sort of research.

  • All have to row in the same direction, and no-one wants to be in the bow.

  • "...So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

    " plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

    "You are in range."

    Is it any wonder so many of us are depressed ? :(

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