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

Boeving, Anke; Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Radominski, Rosana Bento; Graf, Hans; Amaral de Carvalho, Gisah


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 (0.4-2.0mIU/L) have better clinical outcomes than those maintained within a high-normal TSH range (2.0-4.0mIU/L). Methods: The study was performed in a thyroid outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital. This was a prospective, interventional study....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Thyroid
DOI: 10.1089/thy.2010.0315


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