Thyroid Function Tests: Cases of Hyper and Hypothyroidism and Their Treatment
Throughout this 60-minute session, we will discuss a number of cases where correct interpretation of the clinical presentation and thyroid function tests leads to the correct diagnosis and treatment.
- Identify pitfalls in the interpretation of thyroid function tests
- Review the diagnostic process to understand the etiology of hyperthyroidism
- Discuss treatment options for hypothyroidism, including whether to use combination T3 and T4 therapy
- Assess why the thyroid function tests (TFTs) of some hypothyroid patients do not normalize despite proper treatment with levothyroxine (LT4)
Marco Marcelli, MD
Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Acting Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Endocrine Services, Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Marco Marcelli, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Richard J. Hamill, MD (moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Baylor College of Medicine. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.25 hour of pharmacology.
MOC Credit Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Instructions for Obtaining Credit
Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 2 out of the 3 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen. For PAs, the NCCPA accepts for Category 1 CME credit activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
- 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
- 0.25 Pharmacology
- 0.25 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
- 1.00 MOC
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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