Challenges in Patient Management

These modules explore various challenges in the management of patients with hypothyroidism including patient compliance and pharmacy issues, impact of concomitant medications, foods, and supplements, assay interference, and thyroid lab tests and considerations. The modules also discuss steps that physicians can take to address some of these challenges in clinical practice.

Program Objectives

Discuss challenges in the management of hypothyroidism in a patient with comorbid cardiovascular disease who is difficult to manage and address the following:
  • Patient compliance and pharmacy challenges
  • Impact of concomitant medications, foods, and supplements
  • Biotin interference in thyroid function tests

Kathleen Wyne, MD, PhD, FACE

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Thyroid Lab Tests and Their Clinical Utility

Program Objectives

  • Review mechanisms involved in normal thyroid hormone synthesis and metabolism
  • Explore various thyroid lab tests and the clinical utility of each
  • Discuss special considerations when interpreting thyroid lab tests

SANDRA L. WEBER, MD, FACE, FACP

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