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    2004

[Subclinical hypothyroidism; the start of a clinical trial into the usefulness of treatment with radioactive iodine].

@article{Hoogendoorn2004SubclinicalHT,
  title={[Subclinical hypothyroidism; the start of a clinical trial into the usefulness of treatment with radioactive iodine].},
  author={Elizabeth H Hoogendoorn and Wilmar M. Wiersinga and Mark F. Prummel and Martin den Heijer and Frans H.M. Corstens and A. R. Hermus},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2004},
  volume={148 19},
  pages={
          953-4
        }
}
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is defined as the presence of serum free thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) levels within the reference range and a reduced serum thyrotrophin (TSH) level. Evidence is accumulating that it has important clinical effects. Randomised clinical trials are needed to answer the question whether or not treatment of subclinical hyperthyroidism prevents cardiac problems, especially atrial fibrillation, and preserves bone mineral density. A randomised, Dutch multicentre… CONTINUE READING