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Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: Surveillance or Immediate Biopsy, Surgery?
As part of our coverage of the 2016 American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting we discuss active surveillance vs immediate lobectomy or thyroidectomy in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: R. Michael Tuttle, MD Tags: Conferences/ATA Thyroid Cancer 2016 Q & Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis in Half a Million Patients Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis in Half a Million Patients
Cancer registry data from 12 countries revealed that most patients underwent total thyroidectomy despite having low-risk papillary carcinomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email:samiha.khanna@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016DURHAM, N.C. -- Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient ’s risk of recurrence.If surgeons don ’t evaluate enough lymph nodes, they could leave cancer behind; but extensive surgery close to structures such as nerves, the voice box and parathyroid glands can carry serious risks.A new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Cancer Institute strives ...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - August 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Neuromonitoring During Thyroidectomy Tied to Less Laryngeal Nerve Injury Neuromonitoring During Thyroidectomy Tied to Less Laryngeal Nerve Injury
The use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) is associated with lower rates of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury after total thyroidectomy, researchers from Greece report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Osmosis Question of the Week July 1, 2016Osmosis Question of the Week July 1, 2016
Can you identify the source of surgical injury in a 48-year-old woman who underwent total thyroidectomy? Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

What it ’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it ’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire ’s ® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series , which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambulatory centers Years in practic...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

What it’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire’s® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambulatory centers Years in practice: 2 ...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

I'm Sick of People Judging My Self-Care
I wear size four dresses, size eight jeans, and medium sized blouses but I'm sure you think I was lying after looking at the picture below. I've never been the healthiest person in the world. I grew up an obese kid that would be awarded with McDonalds for good grades, would go out to eat with the family every weekend, and would have much rather stayed inside and watched TV instead of playing sports or doing any sort of recreational activity. I didn't mind of people judged my self-care because I wasn't concerned with my self-care at all. When I started getting older though, things began to change and the chubby fat ki...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Remote-Access Thyroidectomy an Option for Some, ATA SaysRemote-Access Thyroidectomy an Option for Some, ATA Says
Thyroid-surgery procedures that spare the neck incision are "niche" and really should be recommended only for selected patients and when performed by high-volume surgeons, experts conclude. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Graves' Disease Presenting After Total ThyroidectomyGraves' Disease Presenting After Total Thyroidectomy
What was the unusual cause of this patient's thyrotoxicosis many years after total thyroidectomy? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

VIDEO: More routine use of unilateral thyroidectomy advocated for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma
BOSTON – A study of over 60 years of patient data from the Mayo Clinic suggests a reconsideration of the routine use of unilateral thyroid lobectomy (UL) as the initial treatment for papillary... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - April 8, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid FemalesLevothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid Females
Obesity may factor into finding the optimal regimen for levothyroxine replacement in hypothyroid patients after thyroidectomy. Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Brain functional connectivity may be increased in acute hypothyroid state
During the acute hypothyroid state after total thyroidectomy, local brain functional connectivity is increased, according to study findings published in Thyroid. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal
Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons’ Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal
Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal
Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons' Experience Matters with Thyroid Removal
Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service, Thyroid Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal
Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: survival is 'excellent' in paediatric differentiated thyroid cancer
Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a new study finds that survival rates were high for Dutch patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for paediatric or follilcular thyroid carcinoma. Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 24, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Surgeons Performing Over 25 Thyroidectomies/Year Get Best Outcomes Surgeons Performing Over 25 Thyroidectomies/Year Get Best Outcomes
To ensure optimal outcomes for total thyroidectomy, referring physicians should try to steer patients to surgeons performing more than 25 a year. Less than that means more complications. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek A Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Monday, March 14 DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study from Duke Health suggests that patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications. Thyroidectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S, often due to cancer, over-activity, or enlargement of the gland, which is located at the base of the throat and produces hormones that regulate metabolism. But most consumers would be surprised to l...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Surgeons with more annual thyroid removals have lower risk for complication
Stephen FellerDURHAM, N.C., March 14 (UPI) -- Just over half the doctors who perform thyroidectomies do so just once a year, nearly doubling the risk for complications, according to a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Volume for Thyroidectomy Tied to Better Outcomes, Lower CostsHigh Volume for Thyroidectomy Tied to Better Outcomes, Lower Costs
The number of thyroidectomies a surgeon performs annually is associated with both the outcomes and costs of these procedures, according to a national community hospital-based study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 18, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Developing research priorities in endocrine surgery
The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons Executive Committee recently asked for suggestions of topics for research priorities in endocrine surgery. A total of 107 replies were received, a third from surgeons and two thirds from patients. All suggestions were organized as follows: Thyroidectomy - technical issues Thyroid - benign Thyroid - malignant Parathyroid Adrenal Pancreas Medical The followup to this survey now invites endocrinologists to assess the following 20 topics according to their clinical importance, feasibility as a trial and suitability for a m...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 27, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Surgery May be Best Tx for Hashimoto's Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Thyroidectomy leads to significant improvement in chronic fatigue (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 20, 2015 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

What is the Remission Rate for Antithyroid Drug Treatment for Hyperthyroidism in Children?
Discussion The thyroid gland secrets two hormones – T4 which is a prohormone and T3 which is the biologically active hormone. Receptors for T3 are found in nearly all body tissues. T3 regulates metabolism and energy production. Organs most affected are the heart, liver and central nervous system as well as growth of the fetus and child. Hyperthyroidism is common with a prevalence rate of about 1-2% for women and 0.2% for men. The most common cause of thyrotoxicosis is Grave’s disease where autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) exist. These autoantibodies attach to thyroid tissue TSH receptors and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Body Weight Changes in Patients Subjected to ThyroidectomyBody Weight Changes in Patients Subjected to Thyroidectomy
Is significant weight gain associated with thyroidectomoy limited to patients with Graves disease? Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic thyroidectomy outcomes better in high-volume centers
Read the full story on MD Consult: Robotic thyroidectomy outcomes better in high-volume centers (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - December 23, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Surgery, Statins Linked to Lower Graves' Complication Risk Surgery, Statins Linked to Lower Graves' Complication Risk
A large study has suggested that thyroidectomy or statin use may lower the risk that patients with Graves' disease will develop thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Nerve Monitors May Worsen Thyroidectomy OutcomesNerve Monitors May Worsen Thyroidectomy Outcomes
A new nationwide inpatient study suggests that nerve monitors might increase the risk for vocal cord paralysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements for Hypocalcemia in Thyroid CancerVitamin D Supplements for Hypocalcemia in Thyroid Cancer
Researchers report another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of interconnectivity between vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Extent of Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer and SurvivalExtent of Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Survival
Is there a survival advantage for total thyroidectomy over lobectomy in patients with papillary thyroid cancer? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients
(Henry Ford Health System) A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds widespread vitamin D deficiency among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood calcium levels after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tuesday Q and A: Several treatment options decrease symptoms of Graves’ disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three months ago I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. I have decided to have a thyroidectomy and want to know what to expect after the procedure. Will all of my symptoms (Graves’ ophthalmopathy, heart palpitations, irritability) go away immediately after surgery? What are the side effects of having the thyroid removed? ANSWER: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Prediction of central LN metastasis in PTMC
Central compartment lymph node metastases (LNM) is found in 40 – 60% of patients with Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). The standard care for LNM is total thyroidectomy with ‘therapeutic’ cervical lymph node dissection. However whether routine central lymph node dissection should be performed in the PTMC patients without evident LNM remains controversial. Yang et al, report on their study to determine the factors predictive of central compartment LNM, as well as their attempt to create a nomogram to estimate the probability of central compartment LNM in PTMC. The study population consi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 28, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy Safe in Some PatientsMinimally Invasive Thyroidectomy Safe in Some Patients
In select patients, minimally invasive thyroidectomy (MIT) through a 2-cm incision without video assistance is a safe and equally effective option to traditional open thyroidectomy, according to U.S. doctors. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Doesn't Need Total ThyroidectomyLow-Risk Thyroid Cancer Doesn't Need Total Thyroidectomy
Contrary to current practice and guidelines, a new study from Japan finds favorable overall survival of low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma patients regardless of the extent of thyroidectomy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 3, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Your Post-Thyroidectomy Diet
If you are having a thyroidectomy, you may be concerned about your diet following the procedure. As many of you know, my husband is being treated for thyroid cancer and just underwent a total thyroidectomy. While researching the internet, he found conflicting information about what he could and couldn't eat after having the surgery. One site said he would be on liquids for two weeks, while another said even liquids could be hard to swallow. It wasn't exactly the most encouraging information, to say the least....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - April 30, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Therapies for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer Researchers have found that triple negative breast cancer is more common in younger women and in African-American women. Thyroidectomy Find out how to prepare for this procedure to treat thyroid disorders, such as cancer, and what you can expect. PSA test: Benefits and limitations Consider the benefits [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Your Post-Thyroidectomy Diet
If you are having a thyroidectomy, you may be concerned about your diet following the procedure. As many of you know, my husband is being treated for thyroid cancer and just underwent a total thyroidectomy. While researching the internet, he found conflicting information about what he could and couldn't eat after having the surgery. One site said he would be on liquids for two weeks, while another said even liquids could be hard to swallow. It wasn't exactly the most encouraging information, to say the least....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - March 31, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Does Not Ease CVD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- People with hyperthyroidism have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease even after successful surgical treatment, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

After thyroid cancer, measuring segments of genetic material may help predict and monitor recurrence
A new analysis has found that the presence of short segments of genetic material (known as microRNA) within papillary thyroid cancer tumors suggests a likelihood of recurrence after patients undergo surgery. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that elevated blood levels of the genetic material after surgery may indicate a higher possibility of recurrence after thyroidectomy. MicroRNAs are copies of very short segments of genetic material that modulate gene expression... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Recurrence of thyroid cancer 'could be predicted' with microRNAs
New research has found that measuring sections of genetic material within papillary thyroid cancer tumors could predict the chance of recurrence following surgery. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer. Researchers from Australia say they also discovered that elevated blood levels of this genetic material, known as microRNAs, could also indicate an increased chance of recurrence after thyroidectomy - the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Measuring segments of genetic material may help predict and monitor recurrence after thyroid cancer
(Wiley) A new analysis has found that the presence of short segments of genetic material (known as microRNA) within papillary thyroid cancer tumors suggests a likelihood of recurrence after patients undergo surgery. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that elevated blood levels of the genetic material after surgery may indicate a higher possibility of recurrence after thyroidectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

TSH Suppression: More Harm Than Good After Cancer Surgery?
SAN JUAN (MedPage Today) -- Suppressing thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) after thyroidectomy for low-risk cancer increases the risk of osteoporosis in women without cutting back on cancer recurrence, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 19, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apparently benign oncocytic thyroid carcinoma
Oncocytic thyroid neoplasms are a variant of follicular tumours and can either be benign or malignant. However, difficulty in distinguishing benign from malignant oncocytic follicular tumors has been a matter of long-lasting debate. Boronat et al. report on a case who had undergone total thyroidectomy for goitre and after 9 years, a striking elevation of serum thyroglobulin suggesting hidden metastatic disease was detected. A second empirical dose of 131I was administered. Two years later, whole body and FDG-PET scans showed a well-delimited focal uptake in the right femur. A bone biopsy of the lesion demonstrated metasta...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 7, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can You Eat Solids After a Thyroidectomy?
If you are having a thyroidectomy, you may be concerned about your diet following the procedure. As many of you know, my husband was treated for thyroid cancer and underwent a total thyroidectomy. While researching the internet, he found conflicting information about what he could and couldn't eat after having the surgery. One site said he would be on liquids for two weeks, while another said even liquids could be hard to swallow. It wasn't exactly the most encouraging information, to say the least....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - September 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PPIs Tied to Complications After Thyroid, Parathyroid SurgeryPPIs Tied to Complications After Thyroid, Parathyroid Surgery
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were linked to complications after thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy in a recent study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Show Off Your Thyroidectomy Scar!
When talking with thyroid cancer patients about their upcoming thyroidectomy surgery, one of the most common questions is "What will my scar look like?". It certainly is a valid question! After thyroid removal surgery, the scar is in a very visible area of the neck. It's completely understandable to wonder how the scar may affect their appearance....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - August 30, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Supports Selective RAI Use in Papillary Thyroid CancerStudy Supports Selective RAI Use in Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Patients with papillary thyroid cancer who had total thyroidectomies and then were carefully selected to not receive radioactive iodine ablation had excellent disease-free survival rates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news