Primary Hypothyroidism in Adults
This Research Review Educational Series Online Module provides detailed insight into disease-background and disease-management issues in primary hypothyroidism for New Zealand GPs.
To complete the module you will need to read the Educational Series 'Primary Hypothyroidism in Adults' and then answer a series of questions relating to the content. We expect it will take you approximately 1 hour in total to complete the reading and the questions.
You can view the document online, download it or print.
This Educational Series Online Module covers:
- Disease-background and disease-management issues in primary hypothyroidism
- Biochemical classification of hypothyroidism
- Causes of hypothyroidism
- Diagnosis and testing
- Problems with delayed diagnosis
- Treatment options for overt hypothyroidism
- Under- or over-treatment
- Ongoing monitoring
- Management of poor responses to treatment
- Management of primary hypothyroidism in special populations
- Patients with persistent symptoms
- Hypothyroidism during pregnancy
- Myxoedema coma
After completing this module you will improve your knowledge of:
- Which patients to screen for hypothyroidism, based on current best practice in New Zealand
- The importance of managing hypothyroidism
- Treatment options available in New Zealand, and how to monitor & manage treatment
- Management of special cases
Expert commentary is provided by Endocrinologist Dr Rick Cutfield of Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland.
Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield, who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, is involved with clinical research and is clinical advisor to Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
The “Primary Hypothyroidism in Adults Online Module” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for 1 hours CME for General Practice Educational Programme 2/3 (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
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