Assessment and management of patients with hypothyroidism
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Assessment and management of patients with hypothyroidism

Maggie Carson Endocrine specialist nurse, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Nursing studies, University of Edinburgh, UK Endocrine Nurse Committee for the Society for Endocrinology

This article explains how to assess, diagnose and treat patients with an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), including an outline of replacement therapy options. The need for regular monitoring and ongoing support is also highlighted.

Nursing Standard. 23, 18,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.01.23.18.48.c6741

Correspondence

M.N.Carson@ed.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review