Monthly Archives: January 2011

Randomized study of Graves’ disease treatments

Summary This study looked at three common treatments for Graves’ disease (medication, surgery, and radioactive iodine) and their effect on the underlying cause of Graves’ (an autoimmune reaction). This study was set up in one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Medical treatment of hyperthyroidism (part II)

Summary Earlier, I posted about the beginning of this article. Now I’m finishing it up. This section talks about “antithyroid drugs of second choice”. ┬áThese are drugs that don’t exactly “fix” the problem, but relieve some of the symptoms. Potassium … Continue reading

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Medical Treatment of Hyperthyroidism (part I)

Summary This paper, published in February 2010, is a review of what is known about the drugs used to treat Graves’ Disease. ┬áNo new research was done in this article, but it’s a nice synthesis of the earlier literature. This … Continue reading

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