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American Thyroid Association Releases New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism
Have you asked your endocrinologist about the American Thyroid Association’s new guidelines for the management of hyperthyroidism?
“These ATA guidelines, written by an international and multidisciplinary task force, provide a significant update compared to the previous version published in 2011 because they integrate recent studies and developments in practice trends,” says Peter A. Kopp, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid and Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.
Task force chair Douglas Ross, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA notes, “Some of the highlights of the 2016 guidelines are the changing paradigms for the evaluation and management of Graves’ disease with more reliance upon the measurement of thyrotropin receptor antibodies, new approaches for managing hyperthyroid patients desiring pregnancy, new approaches in the management of calcium metabolism prior to thyroid surgery, and a critical re-evaluation of the long-term toxicity of antithyroid drugs.”