Tricia Westhoff, M.D., and Eli Ipp, M.D.
Dr. Westhoff is an Endocrinology Fellow, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She reports no commercial conflict of interest. In the past three years, Dr. Ipp has received grant/research support from Pfizer, Inc., R.W. Johnson and Novo-Nordisk. He has served as a consultant for Novo-Nordisk, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical and Hoechst Marion Roussel. Dr Ipp has also served on the Speakers' Bureau for Novo-Nordisk.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the physiological changes in thyroid function during pregnancy
- Describe the mechanisms of hypothyroidism in pregnancy
- List the effects of maternal hypothyroidism upon the fetus.