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dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Amy H.eng
dc.contributor.authorKelsberg, Garyeng
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, John B.eng
dc.date.issued2004-08eng
dc.description.abstractTesting for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) finds more cases of unrecognized hypothyroidism than history and physical examination (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on cohort studies). Women with an initial screening TSH >10 mU/L are more likely to develop complications of hypothyroidism and to benefit from treatment (SOR: A, based on prospective cohort studies). Treating women who have asymptomatic hypothyroidism and a screening TSH >10 mU/L prevents progression to symptomatic overt disease (SOR: A, based on prospective cohort studies) and reduces serum lipid levels (SOR: A, based on randomized controlled trials). Treating women who have subclinical hypothyroidism found by screening does not reduce symptoms (SOR: A, small randomized controlled trials), and its effect on cardiac disease remains controversial. Treatment may increase bone loss in premenopausal women (SOR: A, based on randomized controlled trials and controlled cross-sectional studies), and it may cause symptoms in certain individuals (SOR: C, based on observational studies).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 53(10) 2004: 653-655.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11928eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2004 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectdiagnostic medicineeng
dc.subjectsymptom reliefeng
dc.subject.lcshMedical screeningeng
dc.subject.lcshDiagnosis, Laboratoryeng
dc.titleShould we screen women for hypothyroidism?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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