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ea0022s13.3 | The TSH reference range | ECE2010

A critical synopsis of meta-analysis in the field of subclinical thyroid disease

Velkeniers Brigitte , Van Meerhaeghe Alain , Unuane David , Haentjens Patrick

Background: Currently, physicians remain uncertain whether to screen and/or treat subclinical thyroid disease. Many observational studies, including cross-sectional, case–control, and prospective cohort studies, have reported on the association between subclinical thyroid disease and an ‘outcome of interest’. All cause mortality, coronary heart disease, fracture risk, and pregnancy outcome may drive the decision to screen or treat subclinical thyroid disease.</p...