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.


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]

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  • No not that one. This is more recent.

  • 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.

    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

  • 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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