American Journal of Internal Medicine

Special Issue

Thyroid in Systemic Diseases

  • Submission Deadline: May 25, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Hugo Mendieta Zerón
About This Special Issue
Thyroid function is related to the welfare state beyond what is treated routinely. The timely and accurate diagnosis of thyroid diseases faces some particular circumstances, for example, in cases of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy due to masking of symptoms; and in the case of hypothyroidism, although the treatment is universal with levothyroxine, regardless of the cause, the challenge is to know when the cause is autoimmune, who in the same family have the genes to develop the disease and even less knowledge can be found when trying to understand why a whole spectrum of thyroid diseases can occur in the same family. On the other hand, it seems that there is a clinical inertia in seeing hypothyroidism as predisposing to develop obesity, without taking into account that thyroid failure may rather be a consequence of morbid obesity. Finally, making an approach to genomic medicine is an obligation at the time of the study of thyroid disease.
The objective is to encourage a more thorough investigation of the thyroid profile as a cause or consequence of a disease. Thus, this special issue is intended to provide information to understand the implications of altered functioning in clinical settings such as critical conditions, morbid obesity, drug use, pregnancy, old age, cancer, etc.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Genomics
  2. Chronic diseases
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Thyroid profile interpretation
  5. Thyroid hormones synthesis
  6. Extreme age and thyroid function
Lead Guest Editor
  • Hugo Mendieta Zerón

    Research Department, Hospital Materno-Perinatal “Mónica Pretelini Sáenz”, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

Guest Editors
  • Rene Castrejon Morales

    Department of Internal Medicine, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

  • Luis Enrique Hernández Cuéllar

    Chief of the Service of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Hospital General “Dr. Belisario Domínguez”, Chiapas, Mexico

  • Edgar García Venegas

    Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Médico ISSEMyM, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

  • Armando Peláez Goycochea

    Crítica Telemedicine, Hospital Materno Perinatal “Mónica Pretelini Sáenz”, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

  • Jorge Luis Ranero Meneses

    Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Published Articles
  • Degree of Control and Main Complications of Hyperthyroid Pregnant Women in a Real Life Experience with Methimazol

    Díaz Arizmendi Diana Elizabeth , Mendieta Zerón Hugo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: Dec. 27, 2019
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2020
    Published: Jan. 13, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20200801.14
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    Abstract: Hyperthyroidism is one of the main endocrinopathies during pregnancy. The aim of this project was to identify the degree of control of hyperthyroid pregnant women based on the recommendations of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in a real situation without the availability of propylthiouracil. This was a descriptive, retrospective and longitud... Show More