publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Thyroid function in pregnancy.

Muller, Ilaria; Taylor, Peter; Lazarus, John;
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  • Published: 23 Dec 2010 Journal: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, volume 26, pages 137-140 (issn: 0946-672X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Thyroid hormones are essential for pregnancy maintenance and correct foetal development; even a mild thyroid disturbance can cause potential adverse consequences on obstetric outcomes and foetal well-being. Pregnancy also places substantial demands on the thyroid axis, with consequent increase of thyroid hormone requirements. Thus, it is critical to maintain appropriate levels of iodine and thyroid hormones during pregnancy. Thyroid disorders are relatively common in pregnancy, and a prompt diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction requiring medical intervention is needed. Data from large population cohorts and randomised clinical trials demonstrated that it is challengi...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine systemendocrine system diseases
free text keywords: Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry, Anti-thyroid autoantibodies, Physiology, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, medicine, Thyroid function, Maternal hypothyroidism, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Fetus, Thyroid, medicine.anatomical_structure, Thyroid function tests, medicine.diagnostic_test, Pregnancy, Chemistry, Internal medicine, Iodine deficiency, Pregnancy Maintenance, Hormone, Pediatrics, Thyroid disease in pregnancy, business.industry, business, General Medicine, Carbimazole, medicine.drug, Gynecology, Levothyroxine, Thyroid peroxidase, biology.protein, biology, Immunology, Propylthiouracil, Physical therapy, Methimazole, Graves' disease, Article
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