Thyroid Surgery Readmissions: Pay Close Attention to Calcium Thyroid Surgery Readmissions: Pay Close Attention to Calcium
Dr Lowenfels reviews the rates of hospital readmissions after thyroid surgery. Surprisingly, disturbances of mineral metabolism and hypocalcemia are the most common reason for readmission.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Millennials Love Wellness. But They ’re Not as Healthy as People Think, Report Says
Millennials are often credited with driving the $4.2 trillion global wellness market, with their love of pursuits like yoga, meditation and boutique fitness. But despite their reputation for valuing health and wellness, millennials are in worse health than their elders in Generation X used to be, according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Millennials — who in 2017 were ages 21 to 36 — were overall in good health that year, according to Blue Cross’s data analysis of 55 million commercially insured millennials. But around age 27, millennials’ health began to decline —...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Hashimoto Thyroiditis and the Development of Thyroid Nodules Hashimoto Thyroiditis and the Development of Thyroid Nodules
This study investigates the possible association among pediatric patients.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Deborah Norville is 'grateful' as she returns to Inside Edition after surgery for thyroid cancer
Deborah Norville, 60, returned on Monday to Inside Edition, the show she has anchored since 1995 after recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule on her neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deborah Norville "so grateful" after cancer surgery
"Inside Edition's" Deborah Norville says she is grateful to the concerned fan who spotted a lump on her neck about 20 years ago. Two weeks ago, her surgeon removed most of her thyroid after nodules in her neck tested positive for cancer. On Monday, Norville was back on the air again. She joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her experience and what people should do spot similar risks. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCGs could face fresh pressures to fund costly drug
Clinical commissioning groups could face renewed pressure to fund an expensive thyroid drug under NHS England revised guidance, due to be published shortly. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Still Popular Despite Less Aggressive Treatment Recommendations
A recent study evaluated the impact of recommendations encouraging  less aggressive lobectomy for patients with small papillary thyroid cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Certain Factors Associated With Decreased QOL in Thyroid Cancer Survivors
A recent study in Surgery found that thyroid cancer survivors  reported increased complications related to surgery and radioactive iodine ablation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Ultrasound CADx software can stratify thyroid nodules
Although it doesn't perform as well as a sonography expert, ultrasound computer-aided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Both thermal ablation methods work for thyroid Advanced US techniques = better thyroid nodule diagnosis AI bolsters diagnostic accuracy of thyroid ultrasound CAD helps less-experienced rads diagnose thyroid cancer Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could machine learning be used to diagnose thyroid nodules?
Research, published inThyroid, reports that a machine learning algorithm may be more sensitive and accurate for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules, than typical ultrasound.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AIUM: Both thermal ablation methods work for thyroid
ORLANDO, FL - Both radiofrequency (RF) and microwave ablation are effective...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Advanced US techniques = better thyroid nodule diagnosis AI bolsters diagnostic accuracy of thyroid ultrasound CAD helps less-experienced rads diagnose thyroid cancer AI could help avoid unnecessary thyroid nodule biopsies US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition
Tissue regenerative potential displays striking divergence across phylogeny and ontogeny, but the underlying mechanisms remain enigmatic. Loss of mammalian cardiac regenerative potential correlates with cardiomyocyte cell-cycle arrest and polyploidization as well as the development of postnatal endothermy. We reveal that diploid cardiomyocyte abundance across 41 species conforms to Kleiber’s law—the 3/4-power law scaling of metabolism with bodyweight—and inversely correlates with standard metabolic rate, body temperature, and serum thyroxine level. Inactivation of thyroid hormone signaling reduces mouse c...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hirose, K., Payumo, A. Y., Cutie, S., Hoang, A., Zhang, H., Guyot, R., Lunn, D., Bigley, R. B., Yu, H., Wang, J., Smith, M., Gillett, E., Muroy, S. E., Schmid, T., Wilson, E., Field, K. A., Reeder, D. M., Maden, M., Yartsev, M. M., Wolfgang, M. J., Gru&#x Tags: Development, Evolution reports Source Type: news

Complication Rates Low for High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Surgery
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Complication rates are low following surgery for pediatric thyroid disease at a high-volume center, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Heron D. Baumgarten, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children requiring thyroid surgery have better outcomes at high-volume surgery centers
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) New research recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery found that post-operative success rates of pediatric thyroid patients, particularly children who require a thyroidectomy, correlate with the institution's patient volume. The findings underscore how a highly experienced clinical team can make a big difference when it comes to patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation
(Osaka University) Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. An Osaka University research team used a large accelerator to produce sodium astatide for injection, which emits highly therapeutic alpha rays that can be used in cancer treatment. This systemic alpha-ray exposure may enable breakthrough outpatient treatment of cancerous lesions throughout the body without involving external radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deborah Norville reveals she has a cancerous thyroid nodule
Norville, who has been on Inside Edition since 1995, said she will make a speedy recovery and will not need chemotherapy or radiation therapy, but she will be off the show for some time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Underlies the Rise in US Papillary Thyroid Cancers Obesity Underlies the Rise in US Papillary Thyroid Cancers
New data suggest that nearly two thirds of large papillary cancer tumors are attributable to overweight and obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid
Certain diets can improve hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, while others can make the symptoms worse. In this article, we look at which foods and nutrients to eat and avoid to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Only high-risk thyroid nodules should be biopsied in older patients
According to data, presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, thyroid nodules should be investigated using ultrasound rather than biopsy in older patients, to avoid causing unnecessary harm.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ENDO: Levothyroxine Does Not Up Fertility in Women With TPO Ab
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- For euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies and a history of miscarriage or infertility, levothyroxine does not result in an increased rate of live births versus placebo, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Levothyroxine provides no pregnancy benefits to women with thyroid antibodies
According to data, presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, euthyroid women treated with levothyroxine did not have improved chances of having a live birth, if they were also positive for thyroid antibodies.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms after PCB exposure: hypotheses for underlying pathomechanisms via the thyroid and dopamine system - Gaum PM, Gube M, Esser A, Schettgen T, Quinete N, Bertram J, Putsch ögl FM, Kraus T, Lang J.
Polychlorinated biphenyls' (PCB) exposure has been reported to be associated with depressive symptoms, which is correlated to lower dopamine- (DA) and thyroxine-concentrations (T4). T4 is necessary for DA-synthesis and it binds to transthyretin (TTR) being... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

T4 Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages in Antibody-Positive Women T4 Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages in Antibody-Positive Women
Giving thyroid hormone replacement before conception didn't prevent miscarriages or other adverse pregnancy outcomes in euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies, shows the TABLET trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Better Methods Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Neoplasm, NIFTP Better Methods Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Neoplasm, NIFTP
Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) cannot be accurately diagnosed presurgically with fi ne-needle aspiration cytology, according to a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate
(University of Birmingham) Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate
(The Endocrine Society) Treating women who have thyroid antibodies, but normal thyroid function, with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research from the United Kingdom suggests. The research will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La., and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Total Thyroid Removal Boosts QOL in Hashimoto's Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- General health, fatigue, and chronic fatigue scores ameliorated with surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Manage your underactive thyroid with these essential nutrients
(Natural News) Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to keep the body functioning normally. Eating well-balanced meals is an important part of regulating a dysfunctional thyroid and the factors that contribute to the disease. Here are seven nutrients essential for hypothyroidism: Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor for Thyroid Cancer?
A meta-analysis looked at the controversial link between decreased  serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and incidence of thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Effect of Shorter Dose Interruption in Radioiodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Researchers evaluated the impact of dose interruption on survival for lenvatinib vs placebo in patients with progressive differentiated thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
Overall risk higher for developing cancer; increased risks seen for uterine, ovarian, lung, thyroid cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgical thyroid removal improves Hashimoto ’s symptoms
According to data, published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine, thyroidectomy can decrease symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease better than medical therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

potassium iodide
Title: potassium iodideCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - March 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States: A Workshop
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Published: 3/13/2019. On March 12-13, 2019, the National Academies held a workshop to discuss challenges and considerations for setting up a registry for long-term health monitoring of populations following nuclear or radiological emergencies in the United States. Workshop participants discussed topics that included existing international inclusion criteria for such registries and possible alternative approaches, including a dose-tiered approach; challenges associated with communicating inclusion criteria for a registry ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrasound can regulate inflammatory response
Bioelectronic research teams from GE Research in Niskayuna, NY, and the Feinstein...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup Advanced US techniques = better thyroid nodule diagnosis Societies renew call to pull ultrasound contrast warning US equipment manufacturers show versatility, usability at ECR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Total Thyroidectomy Improves HRQoL in Hashimoto Thyroiditis
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- For patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis with persistent symptoms despite normal thyroid gland function, total thyroidectomy, but not medical management, improves health-related quality of life and fatigue, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biotin, marketed for hair and nails, could skew some medical test results, researchers warn
Biotin, or vitamin B7, is in fashion because of claims it can help people grow better hair and nails. But patients need to be aware that the supplement can interfere with some important lab tests, including those diagnosing heart attacks and thyroid issues, researchers warn. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Augmented reality cultivates early radiology education
An interactive educational course that uses augmented reality technology to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Grapefruit Juice Affect My Thyroid Medicine?
Some 100 drugs can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Citrus Fruits Grapefruit Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition OxyContin (Drug) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Improve the health of your thyroid with ashwagandha
(Natural News) Thyroid problems can become a thing of the past if you take ashwagandha root. The ayurvedic herb can help promote the health of that important gland, which in turn ensures the proper functioning of the rest of the body. The thyroid is found in the forward part of the lower neck. It produces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes and endocrinology consultant at The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a diabetes and endocrinology consultant. Applicants will be considered for a full time NHS post or a post that would be split with the University of Exeter, the academic sessions set according to the academic record of the applicant.They are looking for a consultant with skills in general diabetes and endocrinology and a specialist interest in antenatal, pump and the diabetes foot. In addition clinics will be in diabetes, thyroid and general endocrinology and virtual clinics in the community.Deadline for applications is 22 March. Find ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible
(University of California - San Francisco) Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the US, their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged -- unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart tissue in exchange for endothermy -- or 'warm-bloodedness.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French court dismisses damages claims against Merck over thyroid drug
A court in the French city of Lyon threw out on Tuesday claims made by 4,113 plaintiffs for damages against Merck over changes to its thyroid drug Levothyrox. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Advanced US techniques = better thyroid nodule diagnosis
Using a combination of advanced ultrasound techniques improves the accuracy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US equipment manufacturers show versatility, usability at ECR Video from ECR 2019: Christiane Nyhsen on ultrasound hygiene QT Ultrasound creates 3D-printed breast tissue using US Ultrasound equal to DEXA for assessing bone health ACR sounds alarm regarding Medicare ultrasound cuts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Are women with a history of hysterectomy or oophorectomy predisposed to the development of thyroid cancer?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine
How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) help radiologists advance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Propylthiouracil (PTU)
Title: Propylthiouracil (PTU)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/24/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - February 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A New US Nomogram for Differentiating Thyroid Nodules A New US Nomogram for Differentiating Thyroid Nodules
In this study, the efficacy of a new model for estimating the risk of malignancy for thyroid nodules is examined.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 12 signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Low levels of thyroid hormones can cause a wide range of symptoms. Learn about 12 common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Thyroid Storm
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news