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Thyroid diseases in pregnancy: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19530547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the pathophysiology of thyroid diseases in pregnancy and the various treatment methods currently available in its management. DATA SOURCE: Review of literature was affected through index medicus search of major published journals and books. DATA SELECTION: Published data on thyroid diseases on women in the reproductive age group over the last four decades were utilised. DATA EXTRACTION: Abstracts and full text of selected manuscripts were read and analysed to determine their contribution to this article. DATA SYNTHESIS: All relevant articles were reviewed and contributions extracted. CONCLUSION: Thyroid diseases are the second most common endocrinopathies in pregnancy. Numerous hormonal changes and metabolic demands occur in pregnancy resulting in complex changes in maternal thyroid function. Thyroid diseases involves a multidisciplinary team approach to achieve good metabolic control and excellent obstetric care in order to ensure normal maternal and perinatal outcome.
A W O Olatinwo; O O Fakeye; S A I Lawal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-17     Completed Date:  2009-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Maternity Hospital Wing, Ilorin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Antithyroid Agents / therapeutic use
Nigeria / epidemiology
Patient Care Team
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Thyroid Diseases / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antithyroid Agents

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