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Influence of drugs on thyroid function

The use of drugs can affect the thyroid’s functioning, which can lead to hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or, in severe cases, to thyrotoxicosis. This involves various mechanisms, including changes ...

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Living systematic reviews

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (including network meta-analyses) are increasingly being updated and are evolving into ‘living systematic reviews’ (LSRs). As a result of rapid developments in ...

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Primary prevention using a polypill

Summary The polypill, a combination therapy to prevent cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction, does not yet appear to be a wonder drug. Research into primary prevention using a polypi ...

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Influence of drugs on thyroid values

The first of a series of three articles on the influence of drugs on the thyroid gland discusses the influence that drugs can have on the findings of laboratory assessments of thyroid values. It p ...

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