Doctor Interviews

Endocrine

26: The History of Levothyroxin – The Most Prescribed Drug in the United States with Dr. James V. Hennessey from Harvard University

The History of Levothyroxin, The most prescribed drug in the United States with Dr. James V. Hennessey from Harvard
Historical and Current Perspective in the Use of Thyroid Extracts for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism

In this interview, Dr. Hennessey describes the history, refinements, implementation, physiology, and clinical outcomes achieved over the past several centuries of thyroid hormone replacement strategies.

James V. Hennessey, MD is Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard medical School. He completed medical training at the Medical Faculty of the Karl Franzens University in Graz Austria.

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Endocrine

25: Información Importante Sobre el Hipotiroidismo con Dra. Sandra Daniela Licht de INEBA ( Instituto de Neurociencias de Buenos Aires)

Información importante sobre el hipotiroidismo con Dra. Sandra Daniela Licht de Hospital General de Agudos Carlos G. Durand

¿Cómo sabemos si usted tiene hipotiroidismo?

¿Qué significa si es difícil concentrarse o enfocar la mente?

¿Qué significa si usted tiene altos niveles de TSH?

¿Cómo se diagnostica el hipotiroidismo?

¿Qué es Hashimotos?

¿Cuál es el tratamiento para el hipotiroidismo?

¿Puede la dieta ayudar con el hipotiroidismo?

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Pathology

23: You Have a Thyroid Nodule, What Happens Next? with Dr. Regina Castro from The Mayo Clinic

Dr. M Regina Castro is an endocrinologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.
This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules. Topics include:

• 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules
• Discovered when evaluating other neck issues such as an unrelated pain
• What happens when you are told you have a thyroid nodule?
• How to know if your thyroid nodule is cancerous?

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Endocrine

22: Avoiding Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Depending on the Size with Dr. Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan

You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and choose no surgery. Although thyroid cancer diagnosis has spiked around the world, a trend is to pass on surgery if the cancer is identified as low risk. In doing so, mortality rate does not increase and it avoids unfavorable events sometimes related to surgery, such as vocal chord paralysis, hypothyroidsm, financial costs, and lifelong thyroid hormone treatment.
In this episode, we visit with Dr. hypothyroidism, a pioneer in prescribing active surveillance in place of immediate surgery.

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Podcast

21: Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and You Say No to Surgery with Dr. Louise Davies

You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and contrary to your doctor’s advice, you choose to not proceed with surgery. Is this a patient trend, and how often are patients making this decision?

In a qualitative analysis, Dr. Louise Davies reports on the experience of US patients who self-identify as having an over-diagnosed thyroid cancer.

How likely is death as result of thyroid cancer? In a study by H. Harach, he sites that when reviewing random autopsies, thyroid cancer was prevalent in 34% of the cadavers.

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