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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

CME: Thyroid 25 July 1998
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1997 Jan / Feb VOL VI NO 1.
Reported by
Dr Rashmi Nagar

After a gap of almost 1-year, we revived NJH Continuing Medical Education to help practicing Homoeopaths untangle complicated clinical conditions and master the art of cost-effective minimum investigations.

This CME of 2 hours was on Thyroid and The Homoeopath
A very succinct and easy-to-understand exposition on General & Clinical aspects of Thyroid was given by Dr C H Asrani. Dr Nilesh Baxi discussed the latest investigations, and more importantly, the minimum investigations that need to be done and the bare minimum required for the follow up. This is called intelligent investigating and reduces the strain on the patient's purse.

In Brief: T3, T4 & TSH are the basic package for any Thyroid disorder. It costs between Rs 500-800 depending on the Laboratory. The Ideal investigation is Free T4 & 3rd Generation TSH.

Follow-up Investigations: For Hypothyroidism: TSH alone is required.
For Hyperthyroidism: Free T4 alone is enough.
Anti-Thyroid antibodies are to be dome when Thyroiditis is suspected.
This General discussion was followed by Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy case of Hyperthyroidism of 25 years standing, which responded to 3 doses of Phos It is now one year and the patient is still under weekly observation.
A brief exposition on Phos as a remedy was then taken up stressing the Flip side of the personality: The Queen Bee with a Difference.

All in all a very fruitful, information-packed 2 hours. The advantages of these short intimate CME's are:
They can be built into your working day and do not need you to spend an entire precious Sunday. This last parameter has now become very important for us at our stage of life. Secondly, being a small group, everyone can air their experiences with impunity and benefit.

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