Category Archives: Treatment options

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”.  These 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.  No new research was done in this article, but it’s a nice synthesis of the earlier literature. This … 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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