Surgery

Thyroidectomy complication rate down when surgeon volume up

(HealthDay)—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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Total thyroidectomy improves HRQoL in Hashimoto thyroiditis

(HealthDay)—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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&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 ...

Surgery

Thyroidectomy rates lower after guideline implementation

(HealthDay)—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 ...

Surgery

Across U.S., wide variation seen in thyroidectomy rates

(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in thyroidectomy rates among Medicare beneficiaries nationally, suggesting widely divergent local practice patterns for the management of thyroid nodules and cancer, according to a study ...

Ophthalmology

Thyroidectomy, statins may cut risk of graves ophthalmopathy

(HealthDay)—Both thyroidectomy and statin use are associated with lower risk of developing thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) in individuals with Graves disease (GD), according to research published online Dec. 11 ...

Health

Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Improving diagnosis of thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are thought to be present in about half of all people, but very few of these are cancerous. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Cancer presents a set of diagnostic biomarkers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient decision aid beneficial in papillary thyroid cancer

(HealthDay) -- Patients with early-stage papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) may benefit from the use of a patient-directed computerized decision aid (DA) to provide medical knowledge and resolve decisional conflicts regarding ...

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