Universal screening detects two-times more thyroid disorders in early pregnancy than targeted high-risk case finding.

@article{Horek2010UniversalSD,
  title={Universal screening detects two-times more thyroid disorders in early pregnancy than targeted high-risk case finding.},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Hor{\'a}{\vc}ek and Sylvie {\vS}pit{\'a}ln{\'i}kov{\'a} and Blanka Dlabalova and Eva Mal{\'i}řov{\'a} and Jaroslav Vi{\vz}ďa and Ioannis Svilias and Jitka Cepkov{\'a} and Catherine Mc Grath and Jaroslav Mal{\'y}},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 4},
  pages={645-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Screening of thyroid disorders in pregnancy has been controversial. Recent recommendations favour targeted high-risk case finding, though this approach may miss a significant number of those affected. We aimed to assess the prevalence of accepted high-risk criteria in women with autoimmune thyroiditis and/or hypothyroidism detected from universal screening in an iodine-sufficient population. DESIGN In 400 non-selected women in the 9-11th gestational week, thyroid-related tests were… CONTINUE READING
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