Magnesium Disorders Up Hypocalcemia Risk After Thyroidectomy Magnesium Disorders Up Hypocalcemia Risk After Thyroidectomy
Hypocalcemia occurred in nearly 20% of patients following thyroidectomy in the large study, however, most cases resolved at 1 year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How do you manage post-thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia?
Physician and surgeon members of the the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) and/or the Society for Endocrinology (SfE) are encouraged to complete ashort survey on the management of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia.Jeremy Turner (SfE) and Saba Balasubramanian (BAETS) aim to use your input to We are develop a protocol for managing hypocalcaemia/hypoparathyroidism after thyroid surgery that would be applicable across the UK.Your contributions would be much appreciated and the final protocol will be available to members of SfE and BAETS.Complete the survey now. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Imaging Device Reduces Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy New Imaging Device Reduces Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy
The near-infrared light imaging device identifies parathyroid glands well before visualization with the naked eye, enabling surgeons to better avoid damaging them, with the potential to reduce hypocalcemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Good Pregnancy Outcomes With 6-Mo Interval After Radioactive Iodine Treatment Good Pregnancy Outcomes With 6-Mo Interval After Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Receipt of radioactive-iodine treatment (RAIT) after thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer does not appear to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes when conception occurs six months or more after treatment, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone replacement dosage inaccurate for obese patients
Patients with obesity who undergo total thyroidectomy show suboptimal response to thyroid hormone replacement due to dosage inaccuracies, according to a study published inThyroid.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hemithyroidectomy Rates Increase Following Guideline Change
In late 2015, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) changed guideline recommendations trying to rein in overly aggressive treatment of thyroid cancers that are low risk, offering the choice of hemithyroidectomy as an alternative to total thyroidectomy in these patients. In participating hospitals, the rates of hemithyroidectomy went up. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Complication Rate Down When Surgeon Volume Up
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- For patients undergoing total thyroidectomy, the occurrence rate of complications decreases as annual surgeon volumes increase, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery for Persistent Symptoms in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? Surgery for Persistent Symptoms in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?
A recent study compared thyroidectomy with medical management for persistent symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But is surgery really the answer?American Thyroid Association (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

A New, Scarless Adam ’s Apple Surgery Could Be a Breakthrough for Transgender Patients
An Israeli medical center says it has pioneered a new procedure to remove or reduce the size of the Adam’s apple without leaving a scar, a significant development for transgender patients considering such surgery. Dr. Avi Khafif Hefetz, a specialist in head and neck surgery and oncology at the A.R.M. Center of Tel Aviv’s Assuta Medical Center, led procedures to reduce the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx, commonly known as the Adam’s apple, of two transgender women in May. Two more had the procedure done early June. All were successful. The conventional method of accessing the thyroid area is know...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized health LGBT Medical Procedures Source Type: news

Myxedema Coma Precipitated by DKA After Total Thyroidectomy Myxedema Coma Precipitated by DKA After Total Thyroidectomy
This case demonstrates that diabetic ketoacidosis not only can be a potential contributor to myxedema coma, but may also mask typical clinical features.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article 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

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

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

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

Total Thyroidectomy May Ease Persistent Hashimoto Symptoms Total Thyroidectomy May Ease Persistent Hashimoto Symptoms
Approach is based on the theory that removing the antigenic target may diminish inflammation-based symptoms in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but a placebo effect is also possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hashimoto's Disease: Trial Puts Thyroidectomy Into Sharper Focus
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple benefits seen with surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Assessing Quality of Life After Thyroidectomy
Researchers evaluated the incidence of physical, psychological, and lifestyle effects among patients with  differentiated thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches
Remote-access approaches (RAA) to thyroidectomy provide outcomes comparable to those performed via an anterior cervical incision, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy for Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis Thyroidectomy for Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis
Is thyroidectomy an effective way to control thyrotoxicosis induced by amiodarone therapy?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA grants de novo clearance to AI Biomed, FluoOptics parathyroid tissue detection devices
The FDA today granted de novo clearance to parathyroid tissue detection devices from both Fluoptics and AI Biomed. The systems are intended to provide the real-time location of parathyroid tissue during surgical procedures including thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, the federal watchdog said. FluOptics won approval for its Fluobeam 800 clinic imaging device which can be used as a companion to assist in locating parathyroid tissue during surgery, the FDA said. Parathyroid tissue emits a fluorescent glow when exposed to the Fluobeam’s light source, which eliminates the need for a contrast agent. The system previousl...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Surgical aibiomed Fluoptics Source Type: news

ThyroSeq V2.0 Molecular Testing for Thyroid Nodules ThyroSeq V2.0 Molecular Testing for Thyroid Nodules
A new study examines the cost-effectiveness of a novel molecular test for indeterminate thyroid nodules. How does it compare with diagnostic thyroidectomy?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

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