Low-normal or high-normal thyrotropin target levels during treatment of hypothyroidism: a prospective, comparative study.

@article{Boeving2011LownormalOH,
  title={Low-normal or high-normal thyrotropin target levels during treatment of hypothyroidism: a prospective, comparative study.},
  author={Anke Boeving and G. Paz-Filho and Rosana Bento Radominski and H. Graf and Gisah Amaral de Carvalho},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          355-60
        }
}
  • Anke Boeving, G. Paz-Filho, +2 authors Gisah Amaral de Carvalho
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association
  • BACKGROUND Recent literature advocates the decrease of the upper limit of the normal thyrotropin (TSH) reference range. The objective of this study was to determine whether treated hypothyroid patients maintained within a low-normal TSH range (0.4-2.0 mIU/L) have better clinical outcomes than those maintained within a high-normal TSH range (2.0-4.0 mIU/L). METHODS The study was performed in a thyroid outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital. This was a prospective, interventional study. Forty… CONTINUE READING
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