Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for Hurthle cell thyroid cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire thyroid removed instead to eliminate the risk of the cancer coming back. Would it be better to have a total thyroidectomy? ANSWER: A partial [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Could a New Imaging Device Curb Thyroid Cancer?
A new development out of Taiwan could improve thyroid cancer screening after doctors unveiled a new diagnostic imaging tool last month. The AmCAD-UT Detection technology developed by AmCad BioMed Corp. is being hailed as the world’s first ultrasound CAD for thyroid cancer detection. For years, doctors have relied on traditional ultrasound imaging devices that produce black-and-white images to help doctors get a view of the thyroid nodules for abnormalities. With this new AmCAD-UT Detection device, doctors would now be able to view images of the thyroid nodules in better resolution with full color, an adva...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy
Deintensifying care for patients with small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers is possible, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

All thyroid cancers are not 'created equal'-- avoiding unnecessary or 'excessive' treatment
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Drs. H. Gilbert Welch (The Dartmouth Institute) and Gerard Doherty (Brigham and Women's Hospital), analyze the steep increase in the number of people being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Their analysis suggests that it points to not only widespread overdiagnosis, but also to overtreatment -- with the number of thyroidectomys on the rise when the choice between thyroidectomy and the less invasive lobectomy has little effect on the risk of death from thyroid cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery
Patients with low calcium and parathyroid hormone immediately after total thyroidectomy are at greatest risk of developing permanent hypoparathyroidism. Study authors argue for routine testing post-surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low PTH-Calcium Ups Risk for Long-Term Parathyroid Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Levels help guide patient management after thyroidectomy (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Voice Changes May Have Long-term Impact on QOL After Thyroidectomy Voice Changes May Have Long-term Impact on QOL After Thyroidectomy
Voice changes after surgery for papillary thyroid cancer can affect patients ’ quality of life for at least a year, and standard postoperative tools don ’ t capture the impact, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Drop in Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Carcinoma Drop in Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Carcinoma
The rates of upfront total thyroidectomy and completion thyroidectomy for well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) have decreased since implementation of the updated 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Total Thyroidectomy Less Common After Guideline Update
(MedPage Today) -- Revised tumor size cutoff for total thyroidectomy (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Rates Lower After Guideline Implementation
Up - front total, completion thyroidectomy rates fell after guidelines on thyroid CA surgery implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Rates Lower After Guideline Implementation
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- Implementation of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines on surgery for well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma was associated with a significant decrease in the rates of both up-front total thyroidectomy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early radiotherapy linked to better response after thyroidectomy
Research inClinical Endocrinology suggests that adults with differentiated thyroid cancer, who undergo thyroidectomy and start radioiodine therapy within the first three months after surgery, have better outcomes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy outcomes suggested as hospital quality indicators
Research published inJAMA Surgerysuggests some thyroid surgery outcomes could be used as performance indicators in hospitals.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Tops Prostatectomy in US Regional Variation Thyroidectomy Tops Prostatectomy in US Regional Variation
Reasons likely relate to divergent local beliefs and practice patterns of thyroid nodule management, investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Rates Vary Widely Across U.S. (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Data suggests divergent local beliefs and practice patterns (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Through the Mouth May Be Option for Some Patients Thyroidectomy Through the Mouth May Be Option for Some Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Physician experts highlight research ahead of Otolaryngology's annual meeting
(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) The latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, Sept. 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting& OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reconsidering Lobectomy in Low-Risk Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Reconsidering Lobectomy in Low-Risk Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
Lobectomy may be considered an effective alternative to total thyroidectomy for the treatment of well-differentiated thyroid cancer in children.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preop Supplementation May Curb Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy Preop Supplementation May Curb Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy
Preoperative calcium and calcitriol supplementation is associated with reduced symptomatic hypocalcemia following total thyroidectomy and has other benefits, according to a small retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy for Thyroid CA Up Post 2006 Mass. Health Reform
Health reform linked to significantly increased rates of thyroidectomy and neck dissection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Across U.S., Wide Variation Seen in Thyroidectomy Rates
Rate per 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries ranges from 22 to 139, a 6.2 - fold difference (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Minimum Number of Thyroidectomies to Optimize Outcomes Minimum Number of Thyroidectomies to Optimize Outcomes
This study examines the question of whether high-volume surgeons are associated with better outcomes in thyroidectomy.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer
Undergoing total thyroidectomy and high doses of levothyroxine were associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel Thyroidectomy Removes Organ Through the Lip Novel Thyroidectomy Removes Organ Through the Lip
Dr Inabnet answers questions about performing a novel hidden-scar endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy through the lip, one of the first procedures of its kind in the United States.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Horner's Syndrome: An Unusual Complication of Thyroidectomy Horner's Syndrome: An Unusual Complication of Thyroidectomy
Was this patient's partial ptosis, enophthalmos and myosis a result of her recent thyroidectomy?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Fight Against EDCs; Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 2, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Surgeons remove thyroid gland through hidden incision underneath the lip
A team of surgeons has performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the nation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mount Sinai surgeons remove thyroid gland through hidden incision underneath the lip
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A team of surgeons at Mount Sinai Beth Israel have performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the nation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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 ...
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 ...
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 ambul...
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 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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