James V. Hennessey, MD; Irwin Klein, MD; Kenneth A. Woeber, MD; Rhoda Cobin, MD; Jeffrey R. Garber, MD
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Hennessey: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Gryzmish 619, Boston, MA 02215.
Dr. Klein: New York University School of Medicine, 935 Northern Boulevard, Suite 106, Great Neck, NY 11021.
Dr. Woeber: University of California, San Francisco at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Dr. Cobin: 75 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Dr. Garber: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber, R. Cobin, J.R. Garber.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber, R. Cobin, J.R. Garber.
Drafting of the article: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber, R. Cobin, J.R. Garber.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber, R. Cobin, J.R. Garber.
Final approval of the article: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber, R. Cobin, J.R. Garber.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: J.V. Hennessey.
Collection and assembly of data: J.V. Hennessey, I. Klein, K.A. Woeber.
Hennessey JV, Klein I, Woeber KA, Cobin R, Garber JR. Aggressive Case Finding: A Clinical Strategy for the Documentation of Thyroid Dysfunction. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:311-312. doi: 10.7326/M15-0762
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(4):311-312.
Thyroid dysfunction is common, is readily diagnosed, and is treated in a cost-effective manner. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not recommend screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults because of a lack of evidence that screening of asymptomatic patients affects clinical outcomes (1, 2). In contrast, over the last decade, 7 professional organizations, including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Thyroid Association, and Latin American Thyroid Society, have given guidance on how and when to use thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) testing for the millions of Americans with undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction (Table) (3, 4).
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