Thyroid disease tends to pop up on differentials, likely a testament to its range of possible symptoms. But is screening always needed?
We use glucocorticoid medications (often simply called steroids) all the time, but the potential side effects are many!
Time to get comfortable with your favorite monofilament.
Is your patient’s target A1C less than 6.5, 7, 8, or something else? Which non-insulin diabetes medications are the best options for your particular patient?
It seems like vitamin D is always being studied, but what’s actually proven? When, if ever, should we check a level of 25-OH-D? And how many minutes of sun exposure have you got so far today?
How do screening recommendations differ in women based on menopausal status? What about men? And when should we look at Z-scores instead of T-scores?
What are the classic symptoms? What’s the deal with HRT? And is there anything else we can do to try to control vasomotor symptoms?
How often is hypothyroidism ASYMPTOMATIC in kids? What other labs should we watch for in this population? And what are some pearls for adjusting levothyroxine?
How do SGLT2 inhibitors work? What’s the evidence for their use in patients with heart failure? And is it me or are these drugs just impossible to pronounce? Ok ok, it’s me.
What’s the difference between thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism? What exam maneuvers can we utilize in hyperthyroidism? What’s neonatal Graves disease?