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Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case reviews the biopsy slides of?a 46-year-old with an enlarged right inguinal lymph node and an extensive past medical history of multiple malignancies. Fine needle aspiration was performed, and smear, core biopsy tissue and immunohistochemistry?images are shown here.?Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Innovating fine needle aspiration for diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) Autoimmune pancreatitis can closely resemble pancreatic cancer, but these two diseases require distinctly different courses of treatment. A new study suggests that an endoscopic procedure using a larger-gauge needle may offer a solution for making this important differential diagnosis. The study, 'Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis by EUS-guided FNA using a 22-gauge needle: a prospective multicenter study,' is published in the November issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most-missed question
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is a major measure of any medical student’s clinical knowledge, soAMA Wire® is providing frequent expert insights to help you prepare for it. Take a few minutes here to work through another of the most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go.This month ’s question that stumped most students: A 54-year-old woman comes to the p...
Source: AMA Wire - September 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

Study Validates ATA Ultrasonographic Thyroid Nodule Risk Assessment
High-risk ultrasound findings strongly indicate that thyroid nodules are malignant, even when nodules are cytologically indeterminate following find needle aspiration. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Conferences/ATA Thyroid Cancer 2016 News Source Type: news

Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid
Title: Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the ThyroidCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 2/6/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - September 2, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

January JACR: Public Education Eases Anxiety About Screening Mammography
Reston, VA — The January Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) offers articles highlighting radiologists’ involvement in educating patients about mammography and making imaging safer for children. Select January articles published online ahead of print are listed below. Direct Interactive Public Education by Breast Radiologists About Screening Mammography: Impact on Anxiety and Empowerment: Attendees of radiologist-provided direct public lectures reported decreased anxiety and improved knowledge regarding screening mammography. The resultant reduced anxiety and educational empowerment help enabl...
Source: American College of Radiology - January 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Core needle biopsy proves sensitive for first-line thyroid nodule diagnosis
The nondiagnostic result rate was significantly lower with core needle biopsy than with fine-needle aspiration as a first-line biopsy method for newly detected thyroid nodules in a comparative study presented at the International Thryoid Congress. Clinical Endocrinology News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

See the First-Ever IVF Puppies
There’s a sober and scientific way to react to the news that a group of researchers has produced a litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF), and that is to read the published paper, evaluate the benefits of the work and consider what its future applications could be. Then there’s the other way, which is closer to: “Ooooh, puppies! I bet they’re so cute!” OK, so maybe I’m part of that second group, but there’s a lot to be said for the first approach too, as the study—which was just published on the open-access site PLoS One—makes clear. Even in a world in w...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 9, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animals Biology canines Dogs Genetic Engineering Genetics in vitro fertiliztion IVF reproduction Source Type: news

Endocrinology physician opportunities - Multiple locations, USA
Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking physicians to join their Endocrinology teams at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), Danville, Pa., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV), Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Geisinger-Scenery Park, State College, Pa. Opportunities for clinical practice include serving as investigator on diabetes clinical trials, US-guided Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies, and Continuous Glucose Sensors and Bone Density interpretation. For more information, please visit geisinger.org/careers or contact: John W. Kennedy, MD, Endocrinology Department Director c/o Kathy Kardisco, Department of Professiona...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrinology Physician Opportunities
Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking physicians to join our growing Endocrinology teams at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), Danville, Pa., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV), Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Geisinger-Scenery Park, State College, Pa. Geisinger offers the opportunity to practice in a 100% subspecialty Endocrinology clinical practice. Opportunities for clinical practice include serving as investigator on diabetes clinical trials, US-guided Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies, and Continuous Glucose Sensors and Bone Density interpretation. Engage in clinical mentoring and educational programs for medi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

GI Needle Biopsies Do Not Spread Cancer, Study SuggestsGI Needle Biopsies Do Not Spread Cancer, Study Suggests
Outcomes are no worse in pancreatic cancer patients who undergo fine-needle aspiration than in those who do not, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer (Source: Cancercompass News: Pancreatic Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Pancreatic Cancer - January 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Biopsy, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Primary hyperparathyroidism due to cystic adenoma
This report describes the usefulness of PTH–FNA for localizing and differentiating an atypical functional parathyroid lesion from nonfunctional tissue in primary hyperparathyroidism. They suggest that if not contraindicated, PTH–FNA could be helpful in the differential diagnosis of equivocal cervical tumors. Read full Case at Kawashima et al. (2014), Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports, DOI: 10.1530/EDM-14-0086 (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrinology Physician opportunities - Pennsylvania, USA
Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking physicians to join Endocrinology teams at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), Danville, Pa., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV), Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Geisinger-Scenery Park, State College, Pa. Opportunities for clinical practice include serving as investigator on diabetes clinical trials, US-guided thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies, and continuous glucose sensors and bone density interpretation. Engage in clinical mentoring and educational programs for medical students on the GMC and GWV campuses. For more information, please visit geisinger.org/careers or contact Jo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 21, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk stratification model may aid in lung cancer staging and treatment decisions
A risk stratification model based on lymph node characteristics confirms with a high level of confidence the true lack of lung cancer in lymph nodes adequately sampled with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and classified as negative, researchers report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk stratification model may aid in lung cancer staging and treatment decisions
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A risk stratification model based on lymph node characteristics confirms with a high level of confidence the true lack of lung cancer in lymph nodes adequately sampled with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and classified as negative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Endocrinology Physician Opportunities with Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking physicians to join our growing Endocrinology teams at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), Danville, Pa., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV), Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Geisinger-Scenery Park, State College, Pa. Geisinger offers the opportunity to practice in a 100% subspecialty Endocrinology clinical practice. Opportunities for clinical practice include serving as investigator on diabetes clinical trials, US-guided Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies, and Continuous Glucose Sensors and Bone Density interpretation. Engage in clinical mentoring and educational programs for med...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 21, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroglobulin washouts in DTC local recurrence
The sensitivity of local recurrence detection in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is increased by measuring thyroglobulin in needle washouts from lymph node fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNA-Tg). Recent studies have proposed minimum diagnostic threshold values for FNA-Tg and have reported interference from Tg antibodies (Tg Ab), leading to low or false-negative results. Yap and colleagues assessed the utility of FNA-Tg in the diagnosis of local DTC recurrence, finding that a detectable FNA-Tg ≥0.9 μg/l  led to histological confirmation of local nodal DTC recurrence. Read the full article at ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lung cancer diagnosis tool shown to be safe and effective for older patients
(University of Manchester) Researchers at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester -- part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre -- have looked at a newer technique: endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Needle Size Matters When Diagnosing Abdominal MassesNeedle Size Matters When Diagnosing Abdominal Masses
Despite a trend toward increasing use of fine needle aspiration to diagnose GI masses, a new paper warns against using 25-gauge needles if cell blocks are required. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Does the Term FNA Mean with Lung Cancer?
What is a fine needle aspiration(FNA)biopsy? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 24, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Newspath May 2014 - Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine-Needle Aspiration Overview
Endoscopic ultrasound was originally attempted in the 1980s with the attachment of high-frequency ultrasound probes to endoscopes. (Source: NewsPath - Pathology News for the Medical Community)
Source: NewsPath - Pathology News for the Medical Community - June 11, 2014 Category: Pathology Source Type: news

Should You Have a Core Needle Biopsy for Your...
A core needle biopsy is used when you need to have more information about a breast lump than a mammogram, ultrasound, or fine needle aspiration can give. A hollow core needle can be used to get small tissue samples from a breast lump. Learn more about the core needle biopsy procedure. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - May 13, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Should You Have a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy?
Having a fine needle aspiration may seem scary, but it can give you the clearest information about the nature of the lump. If the lump turns out to be a cyst, the fluid can be drained out, relieving any pressure it may have been causing. Learn more about a fine needle aspiration biopsy. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - April 29, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Introduces The Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle For Use During Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) procedures. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 10, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Needle Aspiration of the Pneumothorax
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Leibel, S., Vachharajani, A. Tags: Video Corner Source Type: news

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CHEST and Sibionix co-develop a portable training solution for EBUS-TBNA
(American College of Chest Physicians) Simbionix, a world leader in medical simulation, and the American College of Chest Physicians, a leader in advanced simulation education, enter the second phase of their collaboration to promote bronchoscopy education. The BRONCH Express, a virtual reality simulator for endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration training that is being co-developed by the organizations, will be featured at CHEST World Congress 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Academic Endocrinologist – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, New Hampshire, USA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Lebanon, NH and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth are searching for a BC/BE fellowship-trained endocrinologist. The ideal candidate is a general endocrinologist experienced in thyroid ultrasound and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration who is interested in leading a thyroid ultrasound practice, as well as participating in the full complement of the Section’s clinical and educational responsibilities, including inpatient and outpatient consultation, and didactic/clinical supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows. 3-5 years of clinical experience is preferred...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 11, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Biopsy Devices - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2019
Reportstack's new report focuses on the adoption patterns of surgical biopsies, fine needle aspiration (FNA) devices, core needle biopsy (CNB) devices, and vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) devices in...(PRWeb February 19, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11597684.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Academic Endocrinologist – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, New Hampshire, USA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Lebanon, New Hampshire and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth are searching for a BC/BE fellowship-trained endocrinologist. The ideal candidate is a general endocrinologist experienced in thyroid ultrasound and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration who is interested in leading a thyroid ultrasound practice, as well as participating in the full complement of the Section’s clinical and educational responsibilities, including inpatient and outpatient consultation, and didactic/clinical supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows. Candidates must be eligible to be...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 3, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid
Title: Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the ThyroidCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 2/6/2000 5:45:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - January 31, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Academic Endocrinologist - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Lebanon, NH and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth are searching for a BC/BE fellowship-trained endocrinologist. The ideal candidate is a general endocrinologist experienced in thyroid ultrasound and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration who is interested in leading a thyroid ultrasound practice, as well as participating in the full complement of the Section’s clinical and educational responsibilities, including inpatient and outpatient consultation, and didactic/clinical supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows. 3-5 years of clinical experience is preferred...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 16, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Core Needle Biopsy For Your Breast
A core needle biopsy is used when you need to have more information about a breast lump than a mammogram, ultrasound, or fine needle aspiration can give. A hollow core needle can be used to get small tissue samples from a breast lump. Learn more about the core needle biopsy procedure. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - December 7, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Endobronchial ultrasound has edge for lung cancer staging
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is a better primary procedure than endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for staging non-small-cell lung cancer, study results suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Oncology)
Source: MedWire News - Oncology - December 1, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Endobronchial ultrasound has edge for lung cancer staging
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is a better primary procedure than endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for staging non-small-cell lung cancer, study results suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Lung Cancer)
Source: MedWire News - Lung Cancer - December 1, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Use of SHOX2 DNA measurement improves cancer staging tools
Findings indicate that assessment of SHOX2 DNA methylation level in lymph node tissue improves the negative predictive value of endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration, as well as endoscopic lung cancer staging in general. (Source: MedWire News - Oncology)
Source: MedWire News - Oncology - October 4, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Use of SHOX2 DNA measurement improves cancer staging tools
Findings indicate that assessment of SHOX2 DNA methylation level in lymph node tissue improves the negative predictive value of endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration, as well as endoscopic lung cancer staging in general. (Source: MedWire News - Lung Cancer)
Source: MedWire News - Lung Cancer - October 4, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fine Needle Aspiration of a Breast Cyst
Having a fine needle aspiration may seem scary, but it can give you the clearest information about the nature of the lump. If the lump turns out to be a cyst, the fluid can be drained out, relieving any pressure it may have been causing. Learn more about a fine needle aspiration biopsy. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - September 6, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Ultrasound May Cut Thyroid Biopsy Rate (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Certain characteristics of thyroid nodules identified on ultrasound can help predict the likelihood of cancer, and may also help determine if fine-needle aspiration biopsy can be deferred, a large, single-center study suggested. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - August 26, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

National Training Course in Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC for Clinicians
The National Training Course in Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC for Clinicians will take place on 5 December 2013 in London. This popular one-day course is an essential part of the national training scheme for certification in the use of ultrasound in the management of thyroid diseases by nonradiologists. The curriculum for training and certification for neck ultrasound by non-radiologists has been drawn up jointly by the British Thyroid Association and the Royal College of Radiologists. The programme is supported by the Society for Endocrinology and approved by the Royal College of Physicians from whom CPD has been approved....
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 19, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Comparative Effectiveness of FNA Cytology Sampling PoliciesComparative Effectiveness of FNA Cytology Sampling Policies
This study utilized simulation modeling to evaluate the impact of several different sampling policies on fine-needle aspiration cytology effectiveness and adverse event rate. American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What is a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)Biopsy?
What is a fine needle aspiration(FNA)biopsy? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Ultrasound-Guided FNA Cytology of Lymph Nodes in MelanomaUltrasound-Guided FNA Cytology of Lymph Nodes in Melanoma
This overview discusses new criteria for the utilization of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology in malignant melanoma, as well as recent advances in FNAC technology. Expert Review of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 29, 2013 Category: Dermatology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thyroid Carcinoma
CT scan verified thyroid gland localization of this asymptomatic neck mass that proved to be papillary thyroid carcinoma on needle aspiration biopsy. Thyroidectomy confirmed the diagnosis of cancer. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - May 29, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Video: Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid NodulesFrom Harrison's Online
(Source: AccessMedicine Updates)
Source: AccessMedicine Updates - May 15, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news