alexa The incidence of thyroid function abnormalities in patients attending an outpatient lipid clinic.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

Author(s): Tsimihodimos V, Bairaktari E, Tzallas C, Miltiadus G, Liberopoulos E,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Thyroid disorders are known to influence lipoprotein metabolism. In the current study we examined the incidence of thyroid function abnormalities in patients attending our outpatient lipid clinic. During the last 2 years, 248 patients were admitted to our lipid clinic for the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia. In all cases, a detailed medical history was obtained and a thorough physical examination was performed with emphasis on the presence of symptoms/signs indicative of underlying thyroid diseases. In addition to lipid parameters, thyrotropin (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) levels were measured in a fasting blood sample. Seven female asymptomatic patients (2.8\%) had frank biochemical hypothyroidism, and 11 patients (9 female, 2 male) (4.4\%) had subclinical hypothyroidism with TSH levels between 5.8-19 mU/L. After restoration of a euthyroid state with levothyroxine therapy, no significant changes in serum lipid parameters were observed in the whole group of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. However, in 4 patients with TSH levels >12 mU/L relatively small doses of levothyroxine (75 microg/day) were followed by a significant improvement of serum lipid profile. Interestingly, 3 patients exhibited clinical or subclinical hyperthyroidism that influenced serum lipid parameters as well as the effectiveness of hypolipidemic treatment. It is concluded that thyroid function abnormalities are relatively common in dyslipidemic patients attending a lipid clinic and could significantly affect the patients' lipid profile as well as the patients' management. This article was published in Thyroid and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords