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A small study out of Romania found that methimazole may normalize liver function tests in patients with hyperthyroidism. This isn't a surprise, as hyperthyroidism itself can cause liver issues; however, liver issues can also be a side effect of anti-thyroid medications. Current medical guidelines recommend running a baseline liver function test at diagnosis and avoiding ATD treatment if liver enzymes are elevated to more than 5x the upper limit of normal. Click here to read more.
Please join us at UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute on Saturday, May 7th for a special all-day patient and family mini-conference - click here to register!
Cost for the event will be $10, which includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch. If this expense is a hardship, please see the instructions below for submitting a scholarship application.
The Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation will host a FREE patient education event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (Bristol Room), 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Monday, April 11th from 4:30-6:00 p.m..
Please join us to to connect with fellow patients and family members and to have your questions answered by experts! Joining us will be:
David Cooper, MD, Director, Thyroid Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dawn M. Elfenbein, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
The event is free and open to patients living with Graves’ disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid cancer, and related disorders. Friends and family members are welcome!
Please RSVP via Eventbrite or call 877-643-3123.
A special Thank You to Dr. Cooper and Dr. Elfenbein for joining us and to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons for providing space for this event! If you are looking for information on thyroid surgery or if you need to find an experienced surgeon in your area, please visit the AAES Patient Education Site at http://endocrinediseases.org/
If you are in the Orlando, FL area, please join us for a free public health forum on Sunday, October 18th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort! The event is co-hosted by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the member organizations of the ATA's Alliance for Patient Education, including the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation. Physicians and patient representatives will be on hand to discuss your questions and concerns. The event is FREE, but RSVPs are requested to ensure that we have enough seating. To register, please e-mail ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. at [email protected] and indicate in your e-mail the thyroid-related condition you are most concerned about. For additional information, please click here to view the meeting flyer.