A new study indicates that impaired thyroid function may have detrimental effects on dialysis patients’ health and well-being. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
Connie M. Rhee, MD, MSc, from the University of California Irvine, and her colleagues examined information from 450 hemodialysis patients from 17 outpatient dialysis facilities who completed questionnaires every six months. To assess thyroid function, the team measured patients’ blood levels of thyrotropin, which is elevated in patients with hypothyroidism.
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