How do Swiss family physicians treat subclinical hypothyroidism?

Virgini, V; Baumgartner, Christine; Bischoff, T; Haller, D M; Frey, P; Rosemann, T; Collet, T-H; Sykiotis, G; Pitteloud, N; Rodondi, Nicolas (2014). How do Swiss family physicians treat subclinical hypothyroidism? Revue médicale suisse, 10(420), pp. 526-529. Médecine & Hygiène

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Subclinical hypothyroidism is a common condition, and its prevalence increases with age. Currently, guidelines regarding the screening and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism are controversial. An international survey of general practitioners (GPs), to which Swiss GPs also contributed, showed large inter-country variations in treatment strategies for subclinical hypothyroidism. These differences are mainly explained by the lack of strong evidence for the management of this condition. The European randomized-controlled clinical trial TRUST should help clarify recommendations for screening and thyroxin replacement for the elderly with subclinical hypothyroidism. Working in close collaboration with GPs in Switzerland for the recruitment of patients will ensure that the findings from this study will be applicable to primary care settings.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of General Practice and Primary Care (BIHAM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Baumgartner, Christine; Frey, Peter and Rodondi, Nicolas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

French

Submitter:

Patricia Rajaonina

Date Deposited:

07 Apr 2015 12:21

Last Modified:

23 Sep 2017 04:54

PubMed ID:

24701670

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66254

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66254

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