Navigation Links
Study finds few patients with newly-diagnosed hyperlipidemia receive recommended thyroid screening
Date:11/13/2013

(Boston)--Despite current guidelines that recommend newly diagnosed high-cholesterol patients have a TSH blood test done to make sure they do not have hypothyroidism, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that only about half of these patients were screened for thyroid dysfunction. The findings, which appear online in JAMA Internal Medicine, show the current guidelines may be underutilized.

Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) is a relatively common cause of high cholesterol. Between one and 13 percent of patients with high cholesterol are thought to have hypothyroidism. Current guidelines recommend that patients newly diagnosed with high cholesterol should have a TSH blood test done to make sure they do not have hypothyroidism.

Researchers reviewed the records of adult patients with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol between 2003-2011 and found 8,795 patients with new high cholesterol diagnoses within the study period. Thyroid function was checked within six months of the high cholesterol diagnosis in 49.5 percent of the patients. Of those, 226 (5.2 percent) had an elevated TSH level consistent with hypothyroidism. Among the patients with hypothyroidism, 114 (50.7 percent) were treated with thyroid hormone. Only 25 percent of the patients treated with thyroid hormone (versus. 44 percent of the patients not treated with thyroid hormone) were also prescribed a lipid-lowering medication within one year.

"We performed this retrospective study to see how many patients with newly diagnosed high cholesterol were having their thyroid function checked and found that only about half of these patients were screened for thyroid dysfunction, despite current guidelines," explained corresponding author Elizabeth Pearce, MD, associate professor of medicine at BUSM and endocrinologist at BMC. "We conclude that the low rate of thyroid function testing in patients with ne
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women ... common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according ... Task Force. The task force noted ... 24 years of age and pregnant women. ... noticeable symptoms. As a result, many infections go ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... ) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continue to ... underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of ... court documents, a new Docket Control Order was ... addresses a number of matters pertaining to the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, ... newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for ... finds. Researchers at one children,s hospital found that preemies ... when their NICU switched from the traditional "open-bay" layout to ... 22 in the journal Pediatrics , add to evidence ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, ... American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more ... their children, according to a new national study. The ... -- further suggest that negative online ratings may dissuade parents ... recommended by a neighbor. Conversely, a positive online rating ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. ... Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, ... make implantation of an entire, functional eye a ... a holy grail for vision restoration," said Jeffrey ... co-recipient with colleagues at University of Pittsburg Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study 2Health News:Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study 3Health News:Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds 2Health News:Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds 3Health News:Looking ahead: Whole eye transplant under development 2
... are getting forgetful as you get older, then a research ... School in the South West of England may have good ... such as blueberries, are effective at reversing age-related deficits in ... the science journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. The ...
... April 10 - Entries for the eighth,annual Michael ... Biomedical Research (FBR) and named after FBR,s chairman, ... to all professional journalists whose reporting,has enhanced public ... the humane and responsible use of animal models., ...
... Systems To Expand ... Network, ... a focus on lower middle-market special situation,and deep value investments, announced today ... for Atlantic Street,Capital with a commitment from funds managed by the investment ...
... to significantly reduce total cost of ... ... Corp.,today announced that Chicago-based uBid, which helps sellers and,manufacturers liquidate excess ... to replace both its Oracle,E-Business Suite enterprise resource planning system and ...
... April 10 HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets:,HEII; http://www.heii.com ... of fiscal year 2008, which ended March 1, 2008., ... compared to,$9,906,000 for the second quarter of fiscal year ... the second quarter of fiscal year,2008 compared to a ...
... 2008) On Wednesday, April 9, 2008, a symposium ... Experimental Biology was held in which noted scientists discussed ... randomized clinical trials (involving breastfeeding promotion) as well as ... into possible associations between infant feeding and health outcomes ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Getting forgetful? Then blueberries may hold the key 2Health News:DeBakey Awards to Recognize Excellence in Biomedical Research Journalism 2Health News:Atlantic Street Capital Announces First Close 2Health News:Asset-Recovery Leader Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online 2Health News:Asset-Recovery Leader Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online 3Health News:Asset-Recovery Leader Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online 4Health News:Asset-Recovery Leader Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online 5Health News:Asset-Recovery Leader Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online 6Health News:HEI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 2Health News:HEI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 3Health News:HEI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 4Health News:HEI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 5Health News:New studies add insights to infant feeding and obesity issue 2Health News:New studies add insights to infant feeding and obesity issue 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 ... announced the addition of the  "Global Freeze ... Industrial) Market - Forecast to 2019"  report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ,The global freeze drying market was ... is expected to reach at $2,655.9 million ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Children,s National Health System has announced ... 5 p.m. EDT for its "Make Your Medical ... continued strong interest from inventors.  Two ... to the winning presentations at the Sheikh Zayed Institute ... Children,s National in October. For competition details,  click ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... SHANGHAI , Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... knowledge leader in healthcare technology, media and telecommunications, ... innovation in China and ... Continua and BHG announced this new partnership during ... week in Washington, DC , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Freeze Drying / Lyophilization Equipment (Lab, Pilot, & Industrial) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Freeze Drying / Lyophilization Equipment (Lab, Pilot, & Industrial) Market - Forecast to 2019 3Calling all medical innovators: Submit your pediatric medical device pitch for Children's National competition by Sept. 29 2Calling all medical innovators: Submit your pediatric medical device pitch for Children's National competition by Sept. 29 3Continua and Borderless Healthcare Group Form Strategic Partnership, Launch the Healthcare Technology Innovation Center in Shanghai 2Continua and Borderless Healthcare Group Form Strategic Partnership, Launch the Healthcare Technology Innovation Center in Shanghai 3Continua and Borderless Healthcare Group Form Strategic Partnership, Launch the Healthcare Technology Innovation Center in Shanghai 4
... 30, 2011 Itchy, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes ... that can make our children miserable from allergies. And ... the peak allergy season, PediaCare® , a trusted ... of a century, is introducing new one-dose per day, ...
... 2011 MonoSol Rx, the developers of PharmFilm® ... proprietary pharmaceutical film products, today announced that it ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding ... (OSF) under a 505(b)(2) pathway.  The registration dossier ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Allergy Relief Moms Can Rely On 2MonoSol Rx Secures 505(b)(2) Regulatory Pathway for Montelukast Sodium Oral Soluble Film 2MonoSol Rx Secures 505(b)(2) Regulatory Pathway for Montelukast Sodium Oral Soluble Film 3
... Our ELISA products for autoimmune testing feature ... as well as specific reflex tests including ... Sm/RNP, SS-A (Ro), SS-B (La), Scl-70 and ... includes a full line of products for ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: