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Thyroid Diagnostic Procedures, Treatment And Prevention

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 894 reviews

Course Summary

Management of the common forms of thyroid disease has undergone significant study and development, as evidenced by the latest guidelines to diagnose and treat the thyroid. Because the thyroid gland’s role is so pervasive in the body, it is important for clinicians to understand the common symptoms of various thyroid diseases, including those not so commonly known. The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thyroid conditions are discussed.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.         Thyroid Hormones And Testing: A Review

III.       Other Laboratory Tests To Diagnose Thyroid Disease

1.   Thyroglobulin Test

2.   Thyroxine-Binding Globulin

3.   Triiodothyrodine Uptake Test

4.   Thyroid Antibodies Testing

5.   Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test

6.   Calcitonin Testing

7.   Agents Affecting Thyroid Laboratory Tests And Treatment

IV.        Neonatal Testing For Thyroid Disease

V.          Screening Recommendations

1.   Thyroid Scans

2.   Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

VI.        Treatment Of Hypothyroidism And Hyperthyroidism

1.   Medical Treatment of Thyroid Disease

2.   Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Disease

3.   Treatment of Thyroid Disease Complications

VII.      Prevention Of Thyroid Disease

VIII.    Summary

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