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The conference in the US on Dissatisfaction of Patients on Thyroxine Therapy is now out in Thyroid

The symposium held earlier in the US, with Dr A Bianco as one moderator, is now published in full in the latest edition of the journal Thyroid. I'm going to get a full download and send it through to TUK when received.

Thyroid Dysfunction: Hypothyroidism, Thyrotoxicosis, and Thyroid Function Tests

An Online Survey of Hypothyroid Patients Demonstrates Prominent Dissatisfaction

Sarah J. Peterson, Anne R. Cappola, M. Regina Castro, Colin M. Dayan, Alan P. Farwell, James V. Hennessey, Peter A. Kopp, Douglas S. Ross, Mary H. Samuels, Anna M. Sawka, Peter N. Taylor, Jacqueline Jonklaas, and Antonio C. Bianco

Thyroid, Vol. 28, No. 6, June 2018: 707-721.

Abstract | Full Text | PDF (432 KB) | PDF Plus (357 KB)

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You can download it direct from Tony Bianco's website deiodinase.org/wp-content/u... .

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Interesting survey. I was especially interested in this comment, "Prospective clinical trials of combination therapy have not been conducted that have specifically recruited dissatisfied patients or patients with the lowest circulating T3 levels. No trials have incorporated assessment of deiodinase or thyroid hormone transporter polymorphisms into their primary design. Retrospective data suggest that patient preference may be linked to a patient’s complement of thyroid hormone metabolism-associated polymorphisms (42,43)."

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