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Sustained release Liothyronine

Jacqueline Jonklaas, Kenneth D Burman
BACKGROUND: Although most studies of levothyroxine-liothyronine combination therapy employ once-daily hormone administration, the kinetics of once-daily liothyronine have been studied infrequently. The aim of this study was to document both the peak and trough serum triiodothyronine (T3) levels that occur with once-daily liothyronine administration, along with changes in thyroid-responsive parameters. METHODS: Participants with hypothyroidism were studied prospectively at an academic institution...
June 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Jacqueline Jonklaas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Differentiated thyroid cancer is a malignancy that is rapidly increasing in frequency. As thyroidectomy plays a central role in the treatment of thyroid cancer, it is incumbent on physicians treating this patient group to be well versed in the intricacies of treating hypothyroidism. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment of hypothyroidism may be refined by careful attention to dose selection, monitoring of therapy and achievement of thyrotropin goals that are specific to the individual patient's overall clinical situation...
January 2016: Current Opinion in Oncology
A John Rush, Diane Warden, Stephen R Wisniewski, Maurizio Fava, Madhukar H Trivedi, Bradley N Gaynes, Andrew A Nierenberg
The STAR*D (Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression) study used a series of sequenced, randomized treatment trials following a first and, if needed, subsequent treatment steps to define the tolerability and effectiveness of various options in both acute and longer term treatment. Adult outpatients (n=4041) with nonpsychotic major depressive disorder, substantial chronic and recurrent depression, and co-morbid psychiatric and general medical conditions were enrolled in 41 representative primary and specialty care settings...
August 2009: CNS Drugs
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