Thyroid UK recently announced that Rudolf Hoërmann, MD, PhD, and John Midgley, PhD have consented to become Medical Advisers for Thyroid UK. This is wonderful news for our international thyroid community!
Thyroid UK is a small charitable organization working primarily within the United Kingdom. They strive to provide quality information to individuals with thyroid disorders. Thyroid UK works effectively at communicating with Department of Health, NHS departments, pharmacies, and the Information Commissioners Office. Thyroid UK supports ThyroidChange and is an essential organization advocating for UK thyroid patients.
Dr. Hoërmann and Dr. Midgley are well-known researchers in the field of Endocrinology and have co-authored many papers together. Their most recently published papers may revolutionize the way we treat thyroid disease and offer further evidence of our need for ThyroidChange. These doctors have examined the TSH lab test in comparison to T4 levels and have found that using TSH only to diagnose and dose will leave too many individuals suffering. On behalf of Scottish thyroid patients who are petitioning their Parliament regarding the insufficient guidelines for thyroid disease, these doctors have submitted letters to Parliament offering evidence of the need for change. Read more here.
Thyroid UK will only thrive with the addition of Dr. Hoërmann and Dr. Midgley. The success of any and all advocacy efforts helps our international community! Every one in the ThyroidChange community should offer Thyroid UK the best of luck in their future.
Here are the articles that Dr. Hoërmann and Dr. Midgley have co-authored:
TSH measurement and its Implications for personalised clinical decision-making
December 2012. Full article available here:
Physiological states and functional relation between thyrotropin and free thyroxine in thyroid health and disease: in vivo and in silico data suggest a hierarchical model.
February 2013. Abstract available here:
Is pituitary TSH an adequate measure of thyroid hormone-controlled homoeostasis during thyroxine treatment?
January 2013. Abstract available here:
What do YOU think? More and more researchers are providing thyroid patients credibility and demonstrating our suffering is REAL.
Speak your mind!