Category Archives: Surgery

Overtreatment for GD?

There was an article about overtreating patients in the New York Times today. It opened with the classic case of Graves’ Disease. The article looks (briefly) at the pros and cons of getting the aggressive treatment (radioactive iodine or surgery) … Continue reading

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Radioiodine therapy (RAI) for Graves’ disease (GD) and the effect on ophthalmopathy: a systematic review

Summary This paper was a “meta-study”, meaning that they did no new research themselves, but instead did a statistical analysis of many existing papers to bring all the various studies together. The paper is quite readable and I recommend reading … Continue reading

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Thyroid hormone state and quality of life at long-term follow-up after randomized treatment of Graves’ disease

Summary This study was a continuation of a previous study.  In the previous study, the authors found that the three main treatments for Graves’ Disease (surgical treatment, radioiodine treatment, and anti-thyroid drug treatment) all resulted in a similar long-term quality-of-life. … Continue reading

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