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Rethinking antithyroid drugs in pregnancy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Catherine Napier, Professor Simon Pearce

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Abstract

Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism in pregnancy poses a risk to both mother and foetus, and the optimal treatment strategy in this setting remains elusive. Instigation of pharmacological therapy or an alternative intervention during pregnancy requires careful consideration, and the evidence that has underpinned our choice of antithyroid drug has not been robust. Recent research developments have prompted us to question our practice, and reconsider our approach to managing this patient group.


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Author(s): Napier C, Pearce SHS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Endocrinology

Year: 2015

Volume: 82

Issue: 4

Pages: 475-477

Print publication date: 01/04/2015

Online publication date: 17/10/2014

Acceptance date: 31/07/2014

ISSN (print): 0300-0664

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2265

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cen.12577

DOI: 10.1111/cen.12577


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