Special Issue "Thyroid Disorders: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Impact on Health and Therapies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Knowledge and Evaluation Research-Endo, Mayo Clinic
Interests: Thyroid Diseases; Evidence-Based Endocrinology; Knowledge Translation; Health Services Research
Thyroid hormones are critical determinants of health in adults as they affect the function of virtually every organ system. Autoregulatory mechanisms within the thyroid gland tend to maintain a constant thyroid hormone pool. In addition, the hypothalamic-pituitary feedback mechanism senses variations in the availability of free thyroid hormones, however small, and acts to correct them.
Despite these protective mechanisms, thyroid dysfunction is one of the most common diseases of the endocrine system. The American Thyroid Association reports that more than 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid disorder during their lifetime, mainly hypothyroidism. Thyroid dysfunction is five to eight times more common in women, with a higher frequency in older women. Anatomic and genetic abnormalities at any level of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis could lead to thyroid dysfunction. Moreover, a number of changes take place in thyroid function during iodine abnormalities (excess or deficiency), illness, pregnancy, aging, neuropsychiatric illness, and use of certain medications. Finally, even if an anatomic abnormality, such a thyroid nodule, does not result in thyroid dysfunction, it results in a diagnostic cascade which affects up to 50% of the population.
Given the importance of thyroid dysfunction and thyroid nodules in the field of medicine and research, the journal Medicina is launching this Special Issue. We warmly invite you and your colleagues to submit your articles, preferably reviews or original articles, regarding the pathogenesis and diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction and thyroid nodules in humans. In addition, articles providing new evidence or an up-to-date review regarding the impact of thyroid dysfunction on various health outcomes and therapeutic strategies are particularly welcome. Special focus is given on thyroid dysfunction in selected populations (e.g. elderly, pregnant women, and adults with neuropsychiatric illness) and innovative approaches to the evaluation and management of thyroid nodules.
Ass. Prof. Dr. Spyridoula Maraka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Neuropsychiatric illness
- Antithyroid drugs
- Radioactive iodine
- Thyroid nodules