Thyroid dysfunction in the era of precision medicine
Galofré JC (1), Díez JJ (2), Cooper DS (3)
(1) Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; IdiSNA (Instituto de investigación en la salud de Navarra), Spain. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Department of Medicine, University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
(3) Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Magazine: Endocrinología y Nutrición
Date: Jun 3, 2016Thyroid Disease Area Endocrinology and Nutrition [SP]
The launching of the Precision Medicine Initiative by the President of the United States in January 2015 was an invitation for all healthcare professionals to review their practice. This call should stimulate thyroidologists working in different areas (from basic research or epidemiology to the frontline of the clinical arena or to those designing public health programs) to be aware of this new outlook.
The aim of the initiative is to eradicate imprecision in estimating the probability of a correct diagnosis, to be as sure as possible of the most effective treatment, and to maximize the chances of a successful outcome.
This paper summarizes some of the current challenges faced by endocrinologists in the field of thyroid dysfunction, and illustrates how precision medicine may improve diagnosis and therapy in the future.
CITATION Endocrinol Nutr. 2016 Jun 3. pii: S1575-0922(16)30055-9. doi: 10.1016/j.endonu.2016.04.009
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