Breaking In A New Doctor

I was disappointed when my endocrinologist left for a new hospital. But I can understand that as the mother of two small children she needed a shorter commute to be able to achieve a good work/life balance. However, that meant I needed a new endocrinologist. I met him yesterday.Before I met my endocrinologist after I had an appointment with my rheumatologist who is a nice woman in her late 50s/early 60s who has been a doctor for many years. In contrast my endocrinologist joined the hospital in early July after his residency. This means he is a kid, literally. I think I have clothes older than he is.When I met him, my first sentence was " I have a complicated medical history " . At least he had read parts of it but that lead to a big discussion about how I used to have an endocrinologist and then didn't and then finally did again which lead to evil ultrasounds that drove me crazy because they were supposed to be clean but weren't for a couple of years.He didn't break down and cry when looking at my medical history. We made a deal. I will come back and see him in December after I get more thyroid blood work done. Then every six months I will have more blood work done and I will see him once a year. And I only will have another ultrasound if my thyroid levels go up which would signal a recurrence.That was a good start. But I wish he would grow up a little bit.....
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: doctors endocrinologist thyroid cancer young doctors Source Type: blogs

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ConclusionDCIS cases with duct abnormalities on ultrasound were investigated in this study. The important characteristics were as follows: (1) the distribution of ductal dilatation was focal or segmental, (2) solid parts were present in the dilated ducts, (3) the distribution of internal echoes was continuous or multiple, (4) the shape of solid echoes was broad-based and/or irregular, and (5) internal echoes were sometimes accompanied by echogenic foci. Accurate evaluation of these findings may be useful for diagnosing DCIS. Although the duct abnormalities are included in “ASSOCIATED FEATURES” in ACR BI-RADS AT...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for the classification of malignant and benign masses in the breast using ultrasonography based on a convolutional neural network (CNN), a state-of-the-art deep learning technique. We explored the regions for the correct classification by generating a heat map that presented the important regions used by the CNN for human malignancy/benign classification. Clinical data was obtained from a large-scale clinical trial previously conducted by the Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology. Images of 1536 breast masses (897 ...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Remember Monty Python’s brilliant Life of Brian movie scene where the Palestinian insurgent commando, planning the abduction of Pilate’s wife in return for all the horrors they had to endure from the Roman Empire, asks the rhetorical question: what have the Romans ever done for us? With the hype and overmarketing, not to speak about the fears around A.I, we asked the same question. What has A.I. in medicine ever done for us? Well, we found at least 45 things. I have 45 responses to the pressing question on everyone’s mind who is interested in healthcare but tired of the hype or the doomsday scenarios a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine administration AI cancer diagnostics digital health digital health technology Healthcare Innovation medical medical imaging Radiology treatment Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Based on the findings in this study, we suggest that FDG PET/MR might be an effective cancer screening modality in appropriate combination with other screening modalities. Table 1. Age distribution of subject and cancer detection rate in each age groupAgeNumber of subjects and percentage (%)Number with cancer and detection rate (%)20-2953 (1.90)1(1.49)30-39348(12.46)9(13.43)40-49996(35.65)15(22.39)50-59957(34.25)28(41.79)60-69361(12.92)11(16.42)70-7966(2.36)2(2.99)80 and above13(0.47)1(1.49)total2974 (100)67Table 2. 5 of 12 False positive cases detected by PET/MRNO.AgeSexorganHistological diagnosisMethods of c...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Other Solid Tumors/ Hematologic Malignancies (Clinical) II Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe purpose of GM assessment should be the detection of underlying pathological conditions, reversible causes (administration/abuse of aggravating substances), and the discrimination from other breast lumps, particularly breast cancer. Assessment should comprise a thorough medical history and physical examination of the breast and genitalia (including testicular ultrasound). A set of laboratory investigations may integrate the evaluation: testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), sex hormone ‐binding globulin (SHBG), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), pro...
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Health-Related Complications of Acromegaly—Risk of Malignant Neoplasms Marek Ruchala*† and Kosma Wolinski† Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland The issue of increased risk of benign and malignant neoplasms in patients with acromegaly remains the topic of debate from many years and was addressed by numerous studies. Many of them have shown increase in the cancer incidence. Among particular types of malignancies, thyroid, colorectal, and breast cancer are most commonly indicated as associated with acromegaly. Single ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Endomag, a medical technology company based in Cambridge, UK and Austin, Texas, has developed the Magseed, a magnetic injectable marker that can be implanted by a radiologist during an imaging procedure, such as during ultrasound or X-ray mammographi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Ob/Gyn Pathology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs
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Rationale: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic joint degenerative disease. Intra-articular injection (IAI) of hyaluronic acid (HA) is widely used to treat KOA. However, some HA injections have no effect at all. Polynucleotides (PN) are recently noted as a valid substitute for HA. Patient concerns: A 61-year-old female was admitted to the pain center with symptoms of pain over the knee and warmth feeling with stiffness in the left knee. The patient reported chronic severe pain in the left knee area despite 6 times IAI of HA. She had past medical history of breast cancer and thyroid cancer. Diagnoses: She was diag...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't spend time thinking because it can cause all sorts of problems. I know. I should stop spending so much time thinking. I'll think about that for a while.Anyway, I was thinking because I read an article on the giantRheumatoid Arthritis Time Suck. When you have RA you spend a lot of time going to the doctor to deal with doctors for RA and then all the time dealing with the side effects of your RA medications. And your low immune system which makes you high risk for everything. And blood tests every 8 weeks. And more and more.But then I get to add in the fibromyalgia time suck which causes time wa...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ailments thinking time Source Type: blogs
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